Tuesdays

Homework

Saturdays

Jan 26: Early Geometry ideas:
To do if you missed class

Current to do list:
Read the Grade 4
Wisconsin Math Standards for Geometry
Download from D2L (Content) and read:
 Tricky Triangles
 Watch What You Say
Then answer these questions
about the readings 
More geometry
Bring your pattern blocks and geoboard
Here's what we did on Saturday

Feb2 Info from class, including
assignment details

Current to do list (see Tues
class info page for details):
 Write a list of 10 properties. For each property,
identify all of the shapes on your lettered
shapes page that have that property
 Choose one of the 5 primaryappropriate learning
activities. Write a paragraph telling how you would use it for a
lesson plan
 Find all of the lines of symmetry and turns for rotational
symmetry for the icons on the reverse side of the alphabet sheet
 Find all of the
shapes that it's possible to make from 2, 3, or 4 isosceles right triangles. Draw
and
name each shape.
 Make translation, rotation and reflection designs


Feb 9
Helper vids and info:
A web
site explaining line symmetry
My vid of symmetry in a regular polygon

Details on this week's
assignments on the Feb 9 info page


Feb 16 Bring me to class:
Each pair/group will need:
Rhombus WS
scissors and tape
Sample Lesson plan
In class explanation of 10 properties questions
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

 Please go here and
answer my survey questions
 Make a rectangle/non rectangle worksheet. Instructions here
 If you turned in a lesson plan outline, you have received
an email
from me with comments on your outline, and with a specialized,
justforyou, assignment that is due next Tuesday before class.
 Review activity on special quadrilaterals and line symmetry
(Short assignment on the last page.) Get the Notebook here or in the Content section of
D2L. Video instructions.
 Review activity on regular quadrilaterals, with line and
rotational symmetry (no assn). Get the SMART Notebook here or in D2L
Content. Video overview


Feb 23


Saturday bringme (to be posted
soon)

Mar 2
A sample first grade lesson on line
symmetry 
 Block Puzzles. Do Block Puzzles C, D, and E following
the instructions on the handouts. Then decide how the areas C, D,
E compare to each other. Are they all the same? Is one bigger and
another smaller? Explain how you know. Use the pattern
blocks in your math kit for this assignment (due March 9)
 Continue to work on your geometry lesson plans.
 Do the second Quadrilateral
mystery (from the same file as
last week)
 Read about length measurement in Teaching StudentCentered Mathematics
Grades K3 by John A Van de Walle, pages 223234. Take notes on:
 What are important concepts children learn from measuring
with nonstandard units
 What are important concepts to learn about standard units
 What are problem areas for understanding length
measurement (what are the tricky problems)


Mar 9
Bring to class: the handouts from last Saturday that we didn't use, and
scissors and tape.
(Pattern blocks&Tiles)

 Do the "Make a Shape" assignment (Student sheet 11).
Here is the example we looked at
in class of an excellent area explanation.
 In the student book Primary Mathematics 3B, do the area
assignments #2 on page 141 and # 10 on page 145
 You should be writing a complete draft of your communication
lesson plan over the next 2 weeks. Expect an email from
me by Saturday with more info on your particular lesson.



Spring Break



Mar 24 Videos from class
Part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

Assignments:
 Before Saturday: create a SMART Notebook that you could use
with your (geometry) lesson. I have put up a dropbox for this
 By next Tuesday: write a paragraph telling which of the
measurement lessons you would choose to teach with the group of
children you are working with that you would choose to teach, if you
were to teach another lesson in this class. Explain how you know
that the lesson would be at an appropriate lesson for these children.


mar 30 3D Geometry

 Continue work on your lesson plan. As I get comments
to you,
please revise your lesson plans and resubmit to the "Geometry
Communication Lesson Plan Complete" drop box.
 Do the Polyhedron
box assignment.
 When you teach your Math and Lit lesson, please submit a reflection
 Read about prisms and pyramids in the Van de Walle book pgs
204206


Apr 6 Class vids:
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4



Apr 13 Class vids:
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4



Apr 20 Class vids:
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

 Make sure you have use of technology covered in your
communication lesson plan. If it's not already in there, add on a
Technology Variations section at the end of your lesson plan, for how
you would use a SMART Board if you had one, and make sure that your
SMART Notebook fits your lesson plan. If it doesn't fit your
lesson plan, change it so that it does, and upload a new one.
 Make sure you did the Part 2 of the Communication Lesson
Plan Assignment: (the short essay explaining how your lesson plan
addresses each of the parts of teacher standard 6). If you did
it, and it's in the "geometry communication lesson plan complete" drop
box, then you're done. If you didn't do it, do it and put it in
that drop box. If you're wondering if it's good enough, look at
the bullet list of what it's supposed to address.
 Unless you got a perfect score on the assignment, redo the explain how to model and
solve fraction problems assignment and resubmit it. Pay
particular attention to explaining each of the steps where childern
would be finding an equivalent fraction.


Apr 27 Class vids:
part 1
part 2
part 3

Assignments for the week of
April 27: Study for a quiz Saturday
Possible
quiztype
problems
Answers! 

May 4 Class vids
part 1
part 2
(this doesn't cover everything we did in classif you weren't there,
you may need to read the articles more carefully and/or ask a friend)


