TED 324: Mathematics Content and Techniques for Early Childhood Mathematics II

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


Jan 26

Thursday evening at 7 pm on D2L

read Read about Vygotsky and be prepared to discuss the readings in class on Thursday.

read Learn about length measurement
DoDo the length measurement homework assignment
Read about

Feb 2

Saturday Feb 7 at UWRF

Vygotsky follow-up assignment
Learn about Area and Perimeter.
Do the Area and Perimeter homework assignment
Read: Manipulatives in learning mathematics

Feb 9

Let's look at K-3 Fractions: Read or watch lesson 1
Fraction 1 Assignment
Then lets think about unit plan reports

Feb 16


More about fractions (grades 2 and 3) Homework
What we did Thursday: Unit overview, planning ahead for your lessons

Feb 23


I might put more up about fractions in a couple days after I look at your homework. For now, I'd like us to start on some work with geometric shapes:
Basic shapes lesson Take the D2L quiz
Introduction to symmetry lesson
Intro to symmetry assignment

March 2


Read/learn about Van Hiele levels.
Read/learn about geometric properties (lots of definitions)
We'll talk about these more Thursday.
Assignments: Van Hiele levels; Properties.

March 9

Saturday March 14 at UW-RF

Read/learn about special polygons
Test 1: Geometry Study these problems
Sample lesson plan
Sample planning commentary

March 16

  Spring Break, no class!


March 23


Read and learn more about repeating patterns.
Homework: repeating patterns

March 30


Read more about growing patterns
Homework: growing patterns

April 6

Saturday April 11 at UW-RF

Learn about representing data
Test practice problems.

April 13


Read on D2L Content: Telling Time and Elapsed Time.

April 20


Read about the problem solving standard. First read the CCSS text.
Then read an article elaborating on the standard, and another web site with information about teaching and problem solving. or the NCTM Research on Problem Solving article in D2L Content.

Read this lesson where first graders are solving a problem
Read some more lessons, and choose one where children are engaged in problem solving.
Homework: Write a page about the ways in which that lesson uses problem solving as a strategy to help children understand math.

April 27


Learn about structure in mathematics. Vid intro, vid statement, vid number sense, vid true false eqns A, vid true false eqns B, vid missing number equations
First read the CCSS text
Then read about and watch the video(s) about first graders developing number sense by using the structure in some math problems.
Answer some questions about finding and using structure in computation and relational thinking.

May 4

Saturday May 9 at UW-RF (class/final exam at 1:00)

Test on Fractions (use these practice problems as review) and Data graphs (know the difference between category and measurement data, and know how to make scaled picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots)
Reflections for standard 1 and standard 6

May 11

  No class

May 14 is the last day to turn in and post teacher standard reflections and portfolio items.