TED 324 Information and Schedule Spring 2010

Dr Langford        spiral
Syllabus; Teaching assignments; Teacher letter; Tech stuff links page; More computer how-to's; Late work policy

e-mail Dr Langford: laurel.langford@uwrf.edu

Last 2 homework assignments
New SMART Notebook how-to videos:

Projected schedule
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:
  1. Tricky Triangles
  2. 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 primary-appropriate 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 e-mail from me with comments on your outline, and with a specialized, just-for-you, 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 bring-me (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 Student-Centered Mathematics Grades K-3 by John A Van de Walle, pages 223-234. Take notes on:
    • What are important concepts children learn from measuring with non-standard 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 e-mail 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
  • 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 204-206

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 quiz-type problems

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