Week 1 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
2/07
  • Introduction and Resources
  • Looking at Standards-Based Teaching
  • Plan and Requirements for the Course



  • 2/09
  • What is Mathematics?
  • What makes a good mathematics teacher?
  • Resources for Teaching Mathematics
  • What does the ideal mathematics class look like?
  • Note:Click on the Topic to submit your journal reflections electronically
  • 1. In your mind, what is mathematics? Why do you want to teach mathematics in particular?

  • 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.
  • NBPTS description

  • Week
    2




    2/14
  • The Case for Change
  • 1. How has your thinking changed about what mathematics is after reading Halmos, and Devlin 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 standards-based mathematics? What do you think is already in place?


    Read and reflect (see journal assignment) on:
  • 1. PSSM: Chapter 1
  • 2. MN Framework: Case for Change
  • 3. Devlin: Making the Invisible Visible
  • 4. Halmos: Mathematics as a Creative Art : List the main points and decide where you fit in Halmos' description. (hand-out)



  • 2/16
  • Principles and Standards
  • Bring Your PSSM to class
  • 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? Read and take notes on:
  • PSSM: Chapter 2: Principles for School Mathematics
  • PSSM: pp. 52- 71: Process Standards (These are the last 5 standards)


  • At least one article review from a journal in the last fove years about some aspect of NCTM Principles and Standards


  • Week 3 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    2/21

  • Lesson planning
  • Middle school mathematics

  • 1. Reflect on Principles: which will be hard to implement, and which easy? Why?
    2. Pick one of the video teachers that we have seen and outline what the teacher does to promote each of the five process standards
    Read and take notes on:
  • 1. PSSM: Chapter 3: Content Standards
  • 2. MN Framework: Best Practice, Intro and Part 1 (first 10 or 11 pages)

  • Complete handout sheet on Principles -- on paper
  • At least one article review on problem solving
  • 2/23 Bransford Talk
  • Reflection: How is the class going for you so far?
  • Bransford: Learning: From Speculation to Science


  • At least one article review on algebra

  • Week 4 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    2/28 Math Counts
    Reflection on Bransford Talk or open reflection if you did not attend.
    Work Problems in Packet -- think about hints, questions
    At least one article review on cooperative learning
    3/02
    Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving
    Reflection on the problem solving day on Tuesday -- what did you learn about junior high math students, about yourself, and about problem solving? How do you think the activity went overall? What would you suggest doing differently next time? Preface and Chapters 1-2 of Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving
    At least one article review on anything

    Week
    5
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    3/07
    Algebra, Patterns
    Symbolic Reasoning


    Reflection on similarities and differences between PSSM and MN algebra standards at your assigned PSSM level.

    A. Bring Notes on both 1) Algebra and 2) Representations Standards in
    PSSM: Ch. 6:
    KM, RA, HE, MH
    PSSM: Ch. 7:
    BJ, VL, BW
    and
    B. Print and bring MN Algebra Standards (see Word file in resource list for this week.)

    At least one article review on representations
    3/09
    Problem Solving
    Lesson planning

    Reflection
    on Ch. 3 in Problem Solving Book
    Read Problem Solving, Chapter 3
    Find a good! lesson plan on algebra on the web and write a description and
    review.

    Week 6
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    3/14
    Microteaching from MS curriculum
    1. Bethany - Connected Math
    2. Marit - Math Thematics

    MS Curriculum Reports:
    1. Connected Mathematics:
    VL, HE, BJ
    2. MathThematics: KM, MH



    Reflection on your assigned middle school curriculum
    Be prepared, with a partner, to tell us, in 10 minutes, about one of these Middle School Curricula:
    1. Connected Mathematics:
    VL, HE, BJ
    2. Mathematics in Context: BW, RA
    3. MathThematics: KM, MH
    For background, look up your assigned curriculum at the ShowMe Center.
    No article reviews required -- but get ahead if you wish.
    3/16
    Microteaching from HS curriculum (20 minutes -- see guidelines):
    1. Vanessa - IMP
    2. Ryan - Core Plus

    HS Curriculum Reports
    1. IMP: VL, MH
    2. Core Plus:
    RA, BJ
    Reflection on microteachings.
    Reflection on your assigned hs curriculum
    Be prepared, with a partner, to tell us, in 10 minutes, about one of these High School Curricula:
    1. Core Plus:
    RA, BJ
    2. Arise: BW, HE
    3. IMP: VL, MH
    For background, look up your assigned curriculum at the COMPASS Center.


    No article reviews required -- but get ahead if you wish

    Week 7
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    3/21
    Microteaching:
    5. Kaicy (MathScape)
    6. Brooke (Math in Context)
     
    Curiiculum Reports
    1. MathScape: KM
    2. Mathematics in Context: BW, RA



    None required

    3/23
    1. Microteach:
    Heather- Arise

    Curriculum report :
    1. Arise: BW, HE

    Notes from Mike Huberty
    Reflection on microteachings: how did each lesson reflect the PSSM standards for algebra?


    Reflection: what should we make sure to cover in the rest of this semester?


    None required

    Week 8
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    4/04
    1. Unit Planning
    2. Constructing a mathematical storyline
    None required

    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.


    4/06 Concept Mapping
    Bring your non-NSF text to class
    Reflection on the process and  worth of  constructing a mathematical story line




    Bring a copy to hand in of your mathematical story line for your NSF unit.
    At least one review on an Addenda book - pick one that matches your unit(s)


    Week 9 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    4/11
    Selecting Quality Tasks
    Reflection on your reading of Chapters 5 and 6 in the Problem Solving Book
    What have you learned from them to help you in your unit planning.
    Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving:
    Chapters 5 and 6
    At least one review of a Navigations book

    4/13 Microteaching:
    1.Marit
    2. Heather
    Reflection on the similarities and differences of mathematical storylines and concept maps for planning.




    Bring a copy to hand in of the concept map that you constructed for your non-NSF unit.
    At least one review on questioning


    Week 10
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    4/18
    Microteaching:
    3. Kaicy - using
    literature in teaching mathematics
    4.Vanessa -  diversity
    Reflection on microteaching last week.


    At least one review  of an article or book on equity and diversity in mathematics teaching.
    4/20 Reasoning and Problem Solving
    we will look at
    collections of
    problem solving books in class
    Reflection on Tuesday microteaching lessons




    Bring reviews that you have written on reasoning and problem solving articles At least one review on

    Week 11
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    4/25
    Cooperative learning
    Reflection on the most
    valuable aspects of the MCTM meeting for you
    Organize your notes from MCTM to share
    You may use up to three detailed reports of MCTM sessions as article reviews. 
    Be sure to list the presenters and name of the session. Submit Sometime in the next week.
    4/27 Microteaching:
    5. Bethany
    Technology
    Reflection on the most
    valuable aspects of the MCTM meeting for you




    Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving:
    Chapter 7
    At least one review on using technology in teaching mathematics

    Week 12 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    5/02
    Number Sense

    Still to do:
    Assessment
    Johnson
    Math Wars

    1. Compare MN Number Sense Standards to PSSM at your assigned level (below).
    2. Take notes on Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 8-23.

    3. Answer questions below for your level of PSSM Number Standard:
    PSSM: Ch. 6: KM, HE, MH, BJ
    PSSM: Ch. 7: VL, BW, RA

    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 review on teaching number sense
    5/04 Microteaching:
    6. Ryan
    7. Brooke
    Reflection on





    At least one review on assessment

    Week 13 TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    5/9



    Johnson, Every Minute Counts
    At least one review on an

    5/11
    Last Day!
    Reflection on





    At least one review on

    Week 14
    TOPIC/Activity REFLECTION in Journal Due Before Class Today
    Note: Please submit all of your reflections electronically
    READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today WRITING due -- submit electronically Before Class Today
    5/20
    Final Exam!



    At least one review on an




    Disclaimer