
Contact
me: email: laurel (dot) langford (at) uwrf (dot) edu My schedule My office phone number: 7154253119 
Grading
policies,
etc General syllabus 
Useful
Links NLVM WisWeb 
Mon  Wed  Thurs  Fri 

Sept 2 Start unit on sets, patterns and functions.
For tomorrow, read the notes and do the practice problems on this page. Introduce yourself: send me an email before Sept 8: introduce yourself, and tell me what you want to be doing 5 years from now. 
set intersections, etc. Do this worksheet and email to me your introduction if you haven't done so already 

Labor Day

Sept 8 Sets and
language: Read and do the practice problems, then do this worksheet to turn in on Friday 
Problem solving with sets First Link Second Link 
Set notation Read notes Worksheet for Monday 
Sept 13 The function game 
Deductive and
inductive explainations for function rules Read the notes part 1, part 2 Do the homework 
Function rules and Wisweb 
Multiple representations of functions Notes 
Sept
20
Problem
solving
with
Venn
diagrams
HW: Do the other 3 deductive explanations problems, and do these Venn diagrams problems. 
What
makes
a
word
problem
a
multiplication word
problem. 
Some
practice
Venn
diagram
problems A few more Still more 
Exam
on
sets
and
functions 
Sept
27
Start
unit
on whole number concepts and operations 
CGI
types for addition and subtraction Readings and practice 
CGI
problem types discussion and practice practice and take the quiz 
Addition
and
subtraction
problem
types:
direct
modeling
and
counting. Assn 
Oct
4 Derived facts strategies for addition Read about bar diagrams 
Bar
diagrams and strategies for subtraction Bar diagram problems 
Equals
sign
and
correct
equations test yourself 
Subtraction
strategies
and
informal
algorithms. Learn vocab for the 4 operations, and take the D2L quiz (I will look at all of your answers and regrade everything, since I know that the autograding on this one isn't very good) 
Oct
11 Student invented algorithms for addition and subtraction. [write up an example of each of the invented algorithms we discussed.] 
Exploring the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction 
More
algorithms.
Manipulatives: NLVM Arcytech 
Assignment (due Weds) SMART Notebooks. 
Oct
18 Errors and algorithms for addition and
subtraction 
Multiplication and division problem types 
Games
to
compare: Academic Skill Builders: check out Meteor Multiplication and one of the race multiplication games. Multiplication.com: check out Baxley the bear, Ants go marching, Princess Math, 
More
multiplication
and
division.
take the two quizzes on D2Lyour
score will be the higher of the two scores 
Oct
25 Explain
subtraction
(in
the
same way you explained addition last week.
Here is the more wordy
version of the assignment along with a link to an example. 
More
commutative
and
distributive
law (assignment
due
Friday) Checkerboard multiplication and lattice multiplication 
2digit
multiplication
with
array
diagram and base10 blocks. Expanded algorithm for multiplication NLVM applet; Sketchpad file (assignment) 
Multiplication
errors
and
algorithms.
Direct modeling multiplication and division (assignment) 
Nov
1 Long division, short division and scaffolding. Stamp game division
(assignment) 
Div
errors and algorithms; stamp game division, why you can't divide by 0
(assignment) 
questions
and
review review problems review answers 
Exam 2 
Nov
8 Start unit on geometry 

Nov
15 
Venn
diagrams
with quadrilaterals and triangles assignment 
Figure
out
the last questions about quadrilateral properties The Sketchpad file The properties list 

Nov
22 Polygon mysteries. Assignment 
Symmetry lines and rotational
symmetry. Assignment 
Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving 
Nov
29 
Sketchpad Mysteries 
Sketchpad mystery #2 to
solve. Prove your case for who was the thief. 

Dec 6  
Dec 13 (last day of class) 
Final exam Weds Dec 15 3:305:30 