Week 1 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Wiki
Journal Due Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
2/08  • Introduction and Resources • Looking at StandardsBased Teaching • Plan and Requirements for the Course 

2/10  • What is Mathematics? • What does the ideal mathematics class look like? 
•Answer the following in your reflection wiki. 1. In your mind, what is mathematics? 2. NBPTS description 
• Read and take notes on MN Framework:
Case for Change 

2/12 
What makes an
effective mathematics teacher? Resources for Teaching Mathematics 
Answer the following in your
reflection wiki. 1. Ask three nonmath people what they think mathematics is. What are the commonalities and differences in their responses? 2. Describe the beliefs about mathematics held by one of the mathematics teachers that you observed in your high school clinicals. How do you think their beliefs affected their ways of teaching? 
1. 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. Pick your review from the
category assigned to you: CharlesActivities EmilyCommunications KatieConnections KerryEquity MatProblem Solving ZachRepresentations 
Consider the fraction division
problem we looked at in class. Think of an easier division problem
could help students understand fraction division. Also, think of an
application for fraction division. (Note problem was 15/16 divided by 3/4.) 
Week 2 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
2/15  • The Case for Change  • 1. How has
your thinking changed about what mathematics is after reading
Halmos, and Devlin papers? How do beliefs about mathematics affect the
teaching and learning of mathematics? 
Read and reflect (see journal assignment) on: • 1. Devlin: Making the Invisible Visible • 2. Halmos: Mathematics as a Creative Art: List the main points of each reading and decide where you fit in Halmos' description. 
• At least one article
review about any topic in an an NCTM journal dated after May 2009.
(Go to Your NCTM account, or ask me.) 
2/17  Principles: • Equity • Curriculum • Teaching • Learning • Assessment • Technology 
In your wiki journal, reflect on the PSSM readings due today and the Case For Change reading last week. 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 take notes on: • 1. PSSM: Chapter 1 (In L:Drive folder) • 2. PSSM: Chapter 2: Principles for School Mathematics (In L:Drive folder) 
• At least one article
review about Equity or Differentiating Instruction in mathematics 
2/19  Catchup day 
In your wiki journal, comment on any mathematics issue that you have been considering.  Bring any
notes that we have not already discussed. 
No specific reviews due today, but you might
want to get a head start on next week's reviews. 
Week 3 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
2/22  Principles: • Equity • Curriculum • Teaching • Learning • Assessment • Technology Bring Your PSSM to class 
Reflect
on: •The
ways you can think of that will allow us to challenge the top students
without demoralizing the struggling students. •A comparison of the PSSM Principles and the Best Practices advocated in your MN Framework readings. Similarities, differences? 
Review your notes for PSSM: Chapter 2: Principles for School Mathematics Read and take notes on: • 1. MN Framework: Best Practice 1 Learning • 2. MN Framework: Best Practice 2 Teaching and Assessment • 3. MN Framework: Best Practice 4 Equity • 
At least one article
review about Using Technology as a
tool for teaching/learning mathematics. 
2/24  Principles: • Equity • Curriculum • Teaching • Learning • Assessment • Technology 
In your
reflection Wiki , reflect on what you would add or change to make
Mat's minilesson into a full lesson. 
NO READING NOTES DUE TODAY! We will keep trying to catch up.  • Review
the article: Intervention Strategies for Underprepared Students (This means everyone will review the same article.) 
2/26  Catchup  In your
reflection Wiki , reflect on the task analysis activity we did on
Wednesday 

No article reviews due, but you might want to
get ahead. 
Week 4 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
3/01  Info on longterm projects. Begin Curriculum Study 
Reflect
on the discussion we had on Friday about different ways to
teach a lesson. In particular, how can you: critique your own lessons? Critique other teachers' lessons in a positive way? How can you ask for help and from whom? 
No reading required for today, but look at the
one due Wednesday. 
No article review required, but note that one is
due on Wednesday along with the Inquiry reading/writing assignments. 
3/03  Inquirybased teaching 
Reflect on what you would look for in a textbook that would help you follow standardsbased teaching recommendations.  Read the Inquiry book. Take careful notes on the following sections: pp. 37: everyone pp. 714: AK, MD, CW pp. 1519:KW, KM pp: 2226: EJ, ZE We will make your notes available to the class, so word process and send to me. 
At least one article
review about Reasoning and Proof in teaching mathematics. 
3/05  Inquiry, Curriculum, Connections 
Reflect
on 1. Find the error in Mat's problem. If you cannot find it, explain what you tried. 2. Is this problem appropriate for this class? Why? 
Read and take notes on: • 1. PSSM, Curriculum Principle 1416. • 2. PSSM, Reasoning and Proof Standards in middle and high school: PSSM pp.: 5657; 262267;334341 
At least one article
review about Curriculum in teaching mathematics. 
Week 5 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
3/08  Proof, Algebra 
Reflect on how you will use reasoning and proof in your teaching of mathematics.  • 1. PSSM, Algebra Standards in middle and high
school: PSSM pp. 222231; 296306. • 2. Minnesota Algebra Standards. Read grades 512. 
At least one article review about teaching Algebra 
3/10  Algebra Lesson in CPM, Lisa FisherComfort 
Reflect on
important issues in teaching algebra and what will make it
difficult. 
Read and take notes on: Connections in: • 1. PSSM, Connection Standards in middle and high school: PSSM pp. 6466; 274279; 354359. • 2. MN Framework: Connections, pp. 320 and Communication in: • 3. PSSM, Communication Standards in middle and high school: pp.: 6063; 268273; 348353. • 4. MN Framework: Best Practices 3 Interactions . 
No article reviews today  you have too many
other things to read. But get ahead if you wish. 
3/12  Catchup 
Reflect on
w 1) What you learned in class on Wednesday. 2) Connections in mathematics as advocated in both PSSM and the MN Frameworks. What do they mean for you as a teacher of mathematics? 
Bring your notes on Connections (first two
listed above). 
No article reviews
due, but notice that two are due Monday: Read 2 articles, one on Number
and one on Connections 
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: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
3/15  Reflect on the connections between reading ability and mathematical achievement. How will you identify the fluency and comprehension levels of your students and what will you do to help them?  Review your notes on: Connections in: • 1. PSSM, Connection Standards in middle and high school: PSSM pp. 6466; 274279; 354359. • 2. MN Framework: Connections, pp. 320 and Communication in: • 3. PSSM, Communication Standards in middle and high school: pp.: 6063; 268273; 348353. • 4. MN Framework: Best Practices 3 Interactions . 
Two article
reviews about: 1)Number, Operations, and Number Sense; 2) Connections 

3/17 
Teaching Number, Operations and
Number Sense 
Reflect on
the similarities and differences between PSSM and MN Number standards How will you implement these standards? 
Read and take notes on: • 1. PSSM Number Standards in middle and high school: pp.: 3236; 214221; 290295. • 2. MN Number Standards, 511 
At least one article
review about using Questioning in teaching mathematics 
3/19 
Catch up 
Reflect on your thoughts about teaching mathematics. Also, provide info about your field experience (see email).  None required 
No specific article required, but
you may wish to look at Monday's assignment, or write and review an
article on any topic. 
Week 7 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
3/22 
1. Unit
Planning 2. Choosing a NSF text. 
Reflect
on the unit plan that you did for Ed 330. What was your topic, what
were the source(s), what did you learn? 
Read and take notes to share on Geometry and Measure.
You don't need to write anything, but be prepared to talk about your
assignment.

Write a description of the ways that you found
to illustrate addition and subtraction of positive and negative
integers using 1) chips; 2) bills and checks. Review
an article on geometry. 
3/24  Geometry 
None 
No reading due 
None due, but if you want to get ahead, review
any article. 
3/26  Technology: Sketchpad 
Reflect on: 1) list the integrated text and unit that you will use for your unit plan. Make this reference specific so that I can find a similar unit in a nonintegrated text while you are on break. 2) List the reviews you found in the Reading section and record your reaction in a sentence or two. You need not cite full information about the review. Just cite the Reviewer name and number (e.g. John3). 
1) Look at the Technology Reviews collection
listed near the top under Reviews. Find and read all of the article
reviews related to using technology in geometry. Search through all
Technology reviews  our class and previous classes. Reflect on your
impressions as described in the Reflection section at right. 2) Bring your completed folding project to class. 
None due, but if you want to get ahead, review any article. 
Week 8 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
4/05  BREAK 


4/07  Unit Plans continued Geometry 
No new reading, but review and bring your notes from March 22 on Geometry and Measure. Be prepared
to describe the content of your reading assignment:

No reviews required, but you may
wish to read one on any topic. 

4/09  Web sites 
Reflect on how you can use technology, not to replace skills, but to enhance teaching of concepts, processes, and/or skills.  Browse NCTM's Illumination site and the National Library of
Virtual Manipulatives. Be prepared to talk (in some detail) about
specific items and how they can help you. 
At least one review
about one or more websites in
addition to those listed on the left. Describe the site content
and comment on how you will use it. 
Week 9 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
4/12  Web sites TINspire 
Reflect on: identify at least two specific mathematical skills or concepts that you would like some ideas for teaching. What makes them hard for you to find an effective teaching strategy? 
1) Browse the website http://www.cuttheknot.org No
formal notes required, but be prepared to talk of this one, Illumination site and the National Library of
Virtual Manipulatives assigned last week. 2.Learn the basics of using the TINspire. Start with the document Getting Started on your calculator. Use the PDF file Getting Started below this table to help you to, what else, get started. Other helpful resources follow. 
At least one review
about any mathematics article, book, or website. If you run out of
time, this does not need to be done by Monday. 
4/14 
Web sites Hard to teach topics Beginning Unit plans. 
Try to come up with some ways that
you might teach students about algebraic equations and variables. 
1) Read the guidelines for unit and
lesson plans and for the BOT portfolio as listed in the in the Feb17
box. Note any questions you have. 2) Be prepared to talk about the three websites listed in point 1 for 4/12 
At least one review
about any mathematics article, book, or website. 
4/16 
More algebra 
Think of a number trick that begins:
"think of a number". Then continue with more directions like add 5,
multiply by 6, etc. until students all get the same number. 
Work the problems on the problem
sheets that I distributed in class. In each case, list what errors
students might make. (Sheets entitled Examples of Using Symbol Sense
and Test Questions.) 
Read and review
the Usiskin
article Conceptions of School Algebra. How does it relate to our
class discussion? 
Week 10 
TOPIC/Activity  REFLECTION in Journal Due
Before Class Today 
READING Notes Due: Bring to Class Today  WRITING due  Submit Electronically Before Class Today: Bring a Printed Copy From Which to Talk 
4/19 
More on variables.
Other hard topics. 
Reflect on your
impression of this web
page showing the sine function. How could it be helpful to you? 
Keep working on story
line for your integrated book. 
Read and write an article
review on the article given in class on Friday. 
4/21 
Problem Solving 
Reflect
on Nothing. Use your time thinking about your story line for your integrated book. I have put the beginning of a storyline I did for one of the units. 
Work on the problems distributed
in class on Monday. Try to anticipate different ways that students
would work them. 
At least one article review on teaching mathematics through problem solving. or At least one book review on a book of problems to use or on mathematical problem solving. Spend about as much time browsing the book as you would reading an article. 
4/23 
Problem Solving 
1) By Monday, make a preliminary
concept map of your sequential text chapter. 2) By Monday, take notes (to hand in) on Chapters 13 of green Problem Solving Text. 
Comment on Wednesday's class. 
Any article or book review. You can
wait and do two for Monday, 