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  



2/09  


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2/14  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 standardsbased mathematics? What do you think is already in place? 
Read and reflect (see journal assignment) on: 

2/16  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: 
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 
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: 

2/23  Bransford Talk 
Bransford: Learning:
From Speculation
to Science 

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 12 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 nonNSF 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 nonNSF 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). 3. Answer questions below for your level of PSSM Number
Standard: 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 