Math 305 Spring 2011

Proposed schedule:

Monday | Wednesday | Friday |

1/24 Exploring computer tools |
Equation editor: |
Sketchpad |

1/31 Graphing calc | Geogebra | Excel Try out using Excel as a grade book using these scenarios. spreadsheet math lesson to find a math lesson that uses Excel. Try it out and report back to the class about what the lesson your found was like (what math was it, how was the spreadsheet used, did you think it was an effective use of technology). |

2/7 Winplot | Fathom | SMART board/Notebook |

2/14 Quiz? | Representing mathematical situations (visualization) | |

2/21 | ||

2/28 | Microteaching | Out in schools |

3/7 Out | in | schools |

3/14 spring | break | |

3/21 Lesson structures (closely guided vs open ended) Pi and radians Probability and Monty Hall |
Let's Make a Deal vs Deal or No Deal Scale factors: scale fish, scale flower A handout some virtual algebra tiles from NLVM; some similar stuff with problems from Wisweb. Proof without words for completing the square. |
We'll read and try out some well scaffolded (type 1) lessons, and read some teacher discussion about them. Midpoint quadrilaterals and Trapezoids |

3/28 WCWDWT |
CPM Workshop | Work on type 1 and type 2 lesson plans. For Monday, you need to have a type 1 (guided scaffolded inquiry) lesson plan and a type 2 (less guided, more student driven inquiry) lesson plan. Both lesson plans should include math content goals and a technology tool. |

4/4 CAS and judicious calculator use Maria's thoughts on Wolfram Alpha |
discus calculators and CAS |
Make a SMART Notebook file that will let you demonstrate some math idea for 10 minutes on the SMART board on Monday. We'll also explore some of the games available to customize in SMART Notebook. Also, bring your TI-83/84. We'll try inputtig Sam Shah's Riemann sum program |

4/11 Come get some hands-on time with the SMART board so you have a real idea of how to make the board do what you want it to. | Microteaching | Out in schools |

4/18 | ||

4/25 Out | in | schools |

5/2 Teaching Fractions |
TED 438 meeting this day | Teaching Logarithms |