## Math 5520, Spring 2012

Syllabus for the course Lesson Plan Template

Another Lesson Template

Date Readings Math Work

Feb. 13 Algebra Standards (NCTM, 2000) Squares, areas, side lengths, etc.

Slopes and square roots

Excellent work today! I appreciate all of you engaging in the mathematics and sharing your strategies and thinking.

The homework due on Feb. 20th includes the mathematics worksheets packet that has 2.1 on the front and requires you to find areas and side lengths and so forth using the strategies we discussed and using Pythagorean Theorem. Also, due Feb. 20th is a one to two page summary for the reading listed above. (Algebra Standards)

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Another Lesson Template

Date Readings Math Work

Feb. 13 Algebra Standards (NCTM, 2000) Squares, areas, side lengths, etc.

Slopes and square roots

Excellent work today! I appreciate all of you engaging in the mathematics and sharing your strategies and thinking.

The homework due on Feb. 20th includes the mathematics worksheets packet that has 2.1 on the front and requires you to find areas and side lengths and so forth using the strategies we discussed and using Pythagorean Theorem. Also, due Feb. 20th is a one to two page summary for the reading listed above. (Algebra Standards)

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Feb. 20 Chapter 3: Reordering Terms and Factors Rational and Irrational keep it REAL

Chapter 4: Expanding the Number System Extending the number line

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on Feb. 27th includes the write ups for both readings

Chapter 4: Expanding the Number System Extending the number line

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on Feb. 27th includes the write ups for both readings

Feb. 22 Common Core Progression Document: Algebraic Symbols

k, Counting and Cardinality, Intro. to Variables

k-5 Operations and Algebraic Thinking (CCSS writing team, 2011)

The homework due on Feb. 29th includes the following math work:

Homework 9 Ox Expressions

Also, due Feb. 29th is a one to two page summary for the Common core Progression Document.

The summary this week should be focused on examining the Progression's core requirements for your grade. Use the following questions to guide your work: What items seem to be the same? What if anything is new? How does the content progress from the previous grade to your grade and into the next grade? How does this particular core progression fit with the NCTM Algebra Standards?

k, Counting and Cardinality, Intro. to Variables

k-5 Operations and Algebraic Thinking (CCSS writing team, 2011)

The homework due on Feb. 29th includes the following math work:

Homework 9 Ox Expressions

Also, due Feb. 29th is a one to two page summary for the Common core Progression Document.

The summary this week should be focused on examining the Progression's core requirements for your grade. Use the following questions to guide your work: What items seem to be the same? What if anything is new? How does the content progress from the previous grade to your grade and into the next grade? How does this particular core progression fit with the NCTM Algebra Standards?

Feb. 29 Essential Understandings of Algebraic Thinking (NCTM, 2011)

Algebraic Thinking Through Pattern Exploration

(Lee & Freiman, 2006)

Conceptions of School Algebra and Uses of Variables

(Usiskin, 1988)

The homework due on March 7th includes the following math work:

Stories to Graphs and Graphs to Stories along with Building Chimneys.

Also, due March 7th is a one to two page summary for the two assigned readings (so that means you will write two summaries) of the readings listed above. (Algebraic Thinking...Exploration and Conceptions of ... Variables)

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Algebraic Thinking Through Pattern Exploration

(Lee & Freiman, 2006)

Conceptions of School Algebra and Uses of Variables

(Usiskin, 1988)

The homework due on March 7th includes the following math work:

Stories to Graphs and Graphs to Stories along with Building Chimneys.

Also, due March 7th is a one to two page summary for the two assigned readings (so that means you will write two summaries) of the readings listed above. (Algebraic Thinking...Exploration and Conceptions of ... Variables)

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Mar. 7 Chapter 2: Representing Situations with Tables, Diagrams, and Graphs Linear Relationships

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on March 14th includes the following math work:

The Tile Problem

Also, due March 14th is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on March 14th includes the following math work:

The Tile Problem

Also, due March 14th is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Mar. 14 Chapter 4: Comparing Linear Functions Linear Relationships

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on March 21st includes the following math work:

The Bridge Beam Problem

Also, due March 21st is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

(Schifter, Bastable & Russell, 2008)

The homework due on March 21st includes the following math work:

The Bridge Beam Problem

Also, due March 21st is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Mar. 21 Variables Through Patterns Linear Modeling of Data

CCSS Progression for Expressions and Equations grades 6-8

The homework due on April 4th includes the following math work:

Worksheets for the linear modeling and scatter plots.

Also, due April 4th is a one to two page summary for the assigned readings. So that will be two write-ups for the two assigned readings listed above.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Also, one write up for the videos watched in place of the class on March 28th.

CCSS Progression for Expressions and Equations grades 6-8

The homework due on April 4th includes the following math work:

Worksheets for the linear modeling and scatter plots.

Also, due April 4th is a one to two page summary for the assigned readings. So that will be two write-ups for the two assigned readings listed above.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

Also, one write up for the videos watched in place of the class on March 28th.

Mar. 28 You will not attend class this night, rather you will go online and watch a video of teachers engaged in similar professional development.

Click here for first video VIDEO #1

Click here for second video VIDEO #2

Also, one write up for the videos watched in place of the class on March 28th. Also bring your homework that was assigned March 21st.

Click here for first video VIDEO #1

Click here for second video VIDEO #2

Also, one write up for the videos watched in place of the class on March 28th. Also bring your homework that was assigned March 21st.

April 4 Algebraic Thinking Through Pattern Exploration Exponential Relationships

Prepare your first two lesson plans

Prepare your first two lesson plans

April 11 NO CLASS: Spring Break

April 18 Turn in two lesson plans that connect algebra to the mathematics your students are learning. Exponential Relationships

April 25 NO CLASS: Work on your lesson plans

May 2 One paper which demonstrates connecting algebra to operations and elementary

The homework due on May 9th includes the following math work:

Worksheets for the exponent rules.

Also, due May 9th is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading. So that will be one write-ups.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

The homework due on May 9th includes the following math work:

Worksheets for the exponent rules.

Also, due May 9th is a one to two page summary for the assigned reading. So that will be one write-ups.

As discussed the summary provides a review of the main ideas in the reading and also your personal connection or thoughts about the application you can make to your teaching from the reading.

May 9

May 16

May 23 Turn in last two lesson plans and PRESENT one to the class with a partner.