No new computer skills are
needed for this section, but you will need the book Thinking Mathematically. If
you do not have Thinking
Mathematically, but you do have the book Childrens Mathematics then you can
skip ahead to the next section, and come back to this section when your
copy of the book arrives. If you have neither book, send me an e-mail to let me know that you will be delayed in working on this class until your books arrive. |

Content goals:

- Understand children's misconceptions about the "=" sign
- Know how to avoid using the equals sign incorrectly
- Know some strategies for guiding students to a relational understanding of the equals sign.

Readings: Chapter 2 of Thinking Mathematically

Videos:

Assignments:

Equality and the equals sign part 2
Videos:

Assignments:

Assn 8: Fill out, and turn in the Equality Reading Guide (take
notes about chapter 2). I reccomend typing your answers directly
into the document (and then uploading it). June 7

Videos: On the CD included with the
book Thinking Mathematicaly, view the contents of the CD, and then run
(double click) the START application. Watch

Assignments:

- Video 2.1
- Video 2.3

Assignments:

Assn 9: Answer the questions that go along with the
videos (you may type your answers directly into the document) June 7

Assn 10: Answer the Challenges questions 1-4 from Thinking Mathematically page 24. June 7

Assn 10: Answer the Challenges questions 1-4 from Thinking Mathematically page 24. June 7