




DATE  TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today  READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due: Bring to Hand in Today 
2/08  



2/10  2. Find a review from last year's class that makes you want to read the article. Be ready to report on the review in class. 

2/15  Please
submit your reflections electronically 1. How has your thinking changed about what mathematics is after reading Halmos, Devlin, Mathematical Thinking papers? 2. Reflect on the readings in PSSM and Framework due today. What expectations do they hold for all students? Which do you see as most controversial? What is the strongest case for standardsbased mathematics? What do you think is already in place? 
Read and reflect (see journal assignment) on: 

2/17  1. What beliefs about mathematics are held by
each
of the teachers in the videos that we saw on Tuesday? How does each
compare
with what you think mathematics is? 2. Reflect on Principles: which will be hard to implement, and which easy? Why? 3. Pick one of the video teachers and outline what the teacher does to promote each of the five process standards 
Read and take notes on: 

2/22  Lesson planning 
Free reflection  on anything you are thinking
about
teaching mathematics 
Read and take notes on: 

2/23 
Meet in Flaten 10 Data Analysis and Probability 
What did you learn about data analysis and probability in middle school? In high school? How did your learning compare to the PSSM standards?  PSSM:
Data Analysis and Probability Standards in grades 68, 912: pp.
248255,
324333 

2/24  Statistics Workshop: 
Sometime this week,(before next Tuesday) do at least one article review on algebra 

3/01  Standardsbased curriculum 
Reflection
on statistics workshop 
At least one article review on cooperative learning  
3/03 
Algebra and Patterns Curriculum 
No reflection due 
At least one article review on anything  
3/08 
Middle School Curriculum Reports Microteaching: Algebra 1. Mark 

3/09 
Meet in Flaten 10 Middle School Curriculum Reports 
Reflection
on microteaching 
Read and take notes on 2
articles
by Usiskin that you picked up in class on Thursday. 
At least one article review on
representations 
3/10 
Algebra, Patterns Symbolic Reasoning 
Reflection on similarities and differences between PSSM and MN algebra standards at your assigned PSSM level.  Bring Notes on 1) Algebra and 2) Representations
Standards PSSM: Ch. 6: SS, NE, BS, CT PSSM: Ch. 7: EW, MK, LS, HE MN 512: All 
At least one article review on connections 
3/15 
Microteaching: Algebra 2. Sheila Jigsaw PSSM MS Curriculum Reports Algebra articles 

3/16

Meet in Flaten 10 Cooperative Learning 
Reflection
on your experience as a student with cooperative learning. What worked
well,
what were the problems? 
Read
and
take notes on: 1) cooperative learning models in Unit 1 of Rubenstein
text
and 2) your assigned handout article. 
At
least one article
review from the articles provided for Units 1 or 2 on Rubenstein CD

3/17 
More Coop Learning  Reflection on 3/15 microteaching  At least one article
review on number and operations 

Second Half of Semester


DATE 
TOPIC/Activity 
REFLECTION in Journal Due Before
Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today 
WRITING due: Bring to Hand in
Today 
3/29  Curriculum comparisons Unit Planning Constructing a mathematical storyline 
None just show up looking refreshed 
In
class today, you will choose a NSF text unit for a unit plan. We will
then find a similar unit in a more classic text in class. 
None just show up looking refreshed 
3/30 Flaten 10 
Rational
Numbers: Bring Rubenstein to class 
Be prepared to
talk about the article that you read from the Rubenstein collection 

3/31  Microteaching: Algebra 3. Liz 4. Elizabeth 
Reflection:
what should we make sure to cover in the rest of this semester? 
2. Rubenstein: p. 7781: 23, p. 8283: 26, p. 86: 18 p. 6264: 2, 3, 5 

4/05 
1. Finish algebra tiles discussion. 2. Discussion about Rubenstein assignment due 3/31. 3. Microteaching: Number 
Reflection
on 3/31 microteaching  how did each lesson reflect the PSSM standards
for algebra? 
1. Compare MN Number Standards to PSSM at your
assigned level (below). 3. Answer questions below for your level of PSSM Number
Standard: 
1. At least one review on an Addenda book 2. At least one review on a Navigations book 
4/06 Flaten 10 
Concept Mapping Bring your nonnsf text to class 

4/07 
Microteaching: 6. Nate Rational Numbers 
Reflection
on 4/05 microteachinghow did each lesson reflect the PSSM standards
and Helping Children Learn Mathematics? 
p. 97101: 1011 p. 103107: 1, 2, 3, 4: 
1. Construct a concept map of your mathematics major 2. Storyline for your NSF unit. 3. At least one article review on geometry 4. Concept Map of Sequential Unit Plan 
4/12 
Catchup

2. Concept Map of your nonnsf unit. 3. At least one article review on reasoning and proof 

4/13 Flaten 10 
Alternative
Algorithms 
At east one article review on teaching algebra  
4/14 
Microteaching: 
Reflection on any topic 

At least one article review on problem solving 
4/19 
Catchup: We will talk about: 1) Number Standards 2) Rational Numbers 3) Finite Differences 
Reflection on 4/14 microteaching.  Bring your notes so that you can talk about the following
assignments that you have done but that we have not yet discussed.: 1. Rubenstein: p. 7781: 23, p. 8283: 26, p. 86: 18p. 6264: 2, 3, 5 2. Helping Children Learn Mathematics, pp. 823. 3. PSSM: Answer questions below for your level of PSSM Number Standard: PSSM: Ch. 6: SS, LS, MK PSSM: Ch. 7: NE, BS, CT, EW Questions on PSSM. For your level: 1. Which number systems and their relationships form the focus? 2. Which operations and their relationships form the focus 3. What do fluent computation and reasonable estimation mean? 
At least one article review on communication 
4/21  Reasoning and Problem Solving: We will look at collections of
problem solving books in class. Also, using literature 
Reflection on any topic  Bring reviews that you have written on reasoing and problem
solving. 
At least one article review on using technology 
4/26  Assessment 
Reflection on any topic  Bring Notes on Stenmark book: pp. 124, and Portfolio section 
At least one article review on equity 
4/28 
Questioning Direct Instruction 
Bring Notes on Johnson: Every Minute Counts and Stenmark,
pp,. 3032 

5/03  Sharing from MCTM 
Reflection on the most valuable aspect(s) of the MCTM meeting for you  Bring 1) brief notes and handouts from MCTM sessions or (if not attending MCTM) 2) summaries and url addresses from the five most valuable web sites for teaching mathematics that you have found. 
You may use up to three detailed reports of MCTM sessions as article reviews. 
5/05 
More Assessment and Equity 
Reflection on any topic  Bring on separate index cards, a question at each level of
Bloom's Taxonomy for some topic in your unit plan. 
At least one article
review on any topic  if you have not yet written 20 reviews 
5/10 
Reality 
Reflect one more time about the class that you would have me observe if you were up for NBPTS certification, making sure to address details about content, activities, etc. Do not look at your previous writings!  Browse these two web sites and be prepared to discuss them: http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com http://www.mathematicallysane.com Read: 1) "16 ways to be a smarter teacher" 2) Ten Roles for Math Teachers In the Trenches 
Concept Map, and Story Line for unit plans if you have not
already handed them in. At least one article review on any topic  if you have not yet written 20 reviews 
5/12  Professional Growth 
Reflect
one more time about what mathematics is. Do not look at your
previous writings! 
Browse: Resources for Beginning Teachers.html 
At least one article
review on any topic  if you have not yet written 20 reviews 
5/18  Final Exam: 2:304:30 