TED 323: Mathematics Content and Techniques for Early Childhood Mathematics I

E-mail your instructor: laurel.langford@uwrf.edu

Links to the lessons: A lot of the course information is available on line. These are links to the online lessons for TED 323 and 324.

Field Experience assignments

Week of

Topics and meetings


Sept 5

Saturday Sept 5 at UW-RF

If you were not able to be in class, you should read the syllabus, study chapters 2 and 3 of Children's Mathematics, and read and/or watch lessons 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

See you in class!
Make sure you get your books and math kit before you come to class. I recommend pre-reading chapters 1 and 2 of the text Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Sample word problem grid
Blank word problem grid

Sept 7-12

Tuesday evening: Computer check. Log in to class. If it's not working, call me at 715-425-3119.

Identifying addition and subtraction problems by their CGI type:
readIn Childrens Mathematics, read chapter 2, focusing on the distinctions between problem types (pages 7-11).
DoTake the retakeable online CGI quiz, and print out the page with your results.
readUse the correcting your CGI errors guidelines and your results from the first quiz to study more, and then
DoRetake the retakeable online CGI quiz (your score will be the highest of your quiz scores).
readRead the first half of chapter 3: the part that describes the methods children use to direct model addition and subtraction problems (pages 17-23). Watch the accompanying direct modeling videos using the web links in the book.
DoRecord yourself solving problems using each of the direct modeling techniques. (Due Sept 12)

Sept 14-19

Tuesday evening

Read the lessons (Order CGI problems by direct modeling difficulty and phrasing to make word problems easier or harder) before Tuesday's class.

readOrder CGI problems by direct modeling difficulty (What problem types are easier and harder). (Read also the practice problems)
DoTake the D2L quiz on relative difficulties of problem types--you get 2 tries at this one, so try to do it without looking at your notes, and then retake it to fix any errors you made.
readRead about phrasing that makes word problems (within a problem type) easier or harder.
readRead in Children's Mathematics about phrasing that makes word problems easier or harder: pgs 12-13 (Other Considerations)
DoWrite easier and harder word problems (write and put in the D2L dropbox) (Due Sept 19)

Sept 21-26

Tuesday evening: have your Cuisenaire rods (colored rods) and linking cubes available to use during class, as well as paper and colored pencils for notes.

Manipulatives, fundamental skills and making connections between problem types:
readRead/watch the lesson on Cuisenaire rods. Find the Cuisenaire rods in your kit and follow along with them as you watch/read the lesson.
DoTake the D2L quiz. Have your Cuisenaire rods out to help you model the questions as you take your quiz.
readRead/watch the Subitizing and dot patterns lesson
DoDo and turn in the homework assignment on subitizing and small numbers. You can do the assignment in Word or in Smart Notebook (so you can use the Notebook tools for illustrations!)
readRead/watch the bar diagrams and math mountains lesson
DoDo and turn in the homework assignment on part whole diagrams.
Due Sept 27

Sept 28-Oct 3

Tuesday evening

Counting strategies for addition and subtraction
readReview vocabulary for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and Dotake the associated D2L quiz (2 chances to take it)
readRead/watch the basic facts overview and Dotake the D2L quiz (take once: open book)
readRead/watch the counting strategies lesson and Dotake the D2L quiz (take once: open book) and Dowrite answers to this homework assignment
Due Oct 4
Do Plan your CGI interview planning template
Due Oct 11

Oct 5-10

Tuesday evening and

Saturday October 10 at UW-RF

read Read/watch the derived facts strategies for addition lesson
Do do and turn in the derived facts for addition homework
Do Plan your CGI interview planning template
Due Oct 11
Information letter for your cooperating teacher
Practice problems for the test on Saturday
Solutions to the practice problems.

Oct 12-17

Tuesday optional

read Read/watch the lesson on building up through ten to subtract
read Read/watch the lesson on backing down through ten to subtract
Do Subtraction derived facts homework
readLearn about teaching basic facts
DoTake the teaching basic facts D2L quiz (three chances--your last score is recorded) due Oct 18
Fill out a test 1 reflection and put it in the dropbox (any answers to the questions will earn you the points on this assignment, and I will put a scan of your graded test in this dropbox when you have submitted the reflection)
(DoThe CGI interview and interview report should be done this week unless you have rescheduled with me)

Oct 19-24

  Tuesday evening

 DoOpen or print the homework file before you start working on the equals sign lesson, because part of the assignment is note taking.
readRead/watch the lesson on equals signs and balanced equations
readDoBase 10 manipulatives and assignment. Make sure you read through the practice problems (they address some common points of confusion)
readWhat children understand about base 10 lesson and Do assignment
DoPlan your number talks. Make a plan for your 3 number talks, and submit it to me and share it with your cooperating teacher.  Talk to your cooperating teacher about what format she would prefer for you to use (whole group/small group). Common core math standards link

Oct 26-31

  Tuesday evening

Before class please Watch the lesson on this site Bean Sprouts (scroll down--the video you want is number 15) and take notes on the strategies children used to solve the problems.

 readTeaching about 2-digit addition and subtraction using questioning and discussing
DoChildren's strategies assignment
Alternate algorithms for addition and subtraction lesson, and DoAssignment

Nov 2-7

Tuesday evening and

Saturday Nov 7 at UW-RF

Bring the cell phone or camera that you use to take video recordings to class.  If you need a special cable to transfer your video to a computer, please bring that too.

Bring your manipulatives box to class.

Bring to class the children's book you're thinking of using for your math read aloud.

*Watch and read about using manipulatives to teach addition and subtraction (you'll be recording yourself explaining one of these during class Saturday). read2-digit work; read3 digit addition; read3 digit subtraction.
*Student errors in addition and subtraction. read Lesson, and  Do assignment PDF version
* Decide what book you'd like to use for the math read aloud (see pre-plan info on the field experience assignments page)
* Study for the test on Saturday. Solutions to practice problems
If you have not yet done so, please rewrite your number talks plan, expanding on the planning reflection section.

Nov 9-14

 Tuesday optional (I will be available to answer questions.)

 readThe first lesson is about representing and   Multiplication and division. Do assignment .
readThe next lesson asks you to put together the multiplication and division bar diagrams with the earlier lesson on addition and subtraction bar diagrams to show solutions of 2-step word problems: readlesson, Doassignment

Nov 16-21

Tuesday evening

readLearn about multiplication properties and basic facts and do the associated Doassignment
Multiplying by tens and hundreds readlesson and Doassignment
Write up the full lesson plan for your Math Read Aloud.

Nov 23-28

No meetings and homeworks. Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 30-Dec5


Tuesday evening

Multiplying higher numbers readlesson and Doassignment . Notes from Tuesday night
Division with remainders. readlesson and
Do assignment

Dec 7-12

Tuesday evening and
Saturday Dec 12
at UW-RF (class/final exam at 1:00)

No new lessons. Review anything you missed from the lessons since Nov 7. Here are some more problems to studyPortfolio submission instructions
Review solutions

Dec 15-19


Dec 19 is the last day to turn in outstanding field experience assignments (reports on your number talk and math read aloud teaching experiences).