Teaching Mathematics, grades 5-12

Calendar

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

Sept 11

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » CPM syllabus

Prior knowledge

Sept 18

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » In-class assessment

Summative assessment

Sept 25

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Assessment scoring

How is mathematics learned?

Oct 2

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Teaching videos

Teaching for understanding

  • slides
  • Workshop lessons
  • Teaching strategies
  • Lesson planning

Oct 9

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice »Formative assessment

Objectives & Formative assessment

  • slides
  • Create Learning Targets
  • Workshop lesson plans
  • Growth vs. Fixed

Oct 16

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Problem-solving task

Problem solving

  • slides
  • Workshop problems
  • Examples
  • What is a problem?
  • Scaffolding while maintaining high expectations

Oct 23

Homework due today

  1. Readings (choose four):
  2. Practice » Motivation

Motivation & engagement

Cognitive engagement

Oct 30

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Mathematical connections

Teaching number and operations

Nov 6

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Mathematical connections

Teaching algebra

Nov 13

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Mathematical connections
  3. Prepare problem and scaffolds for PS observations

Teaching geometry & proof

  • Measurement: distance, area, surface area, volume
  • Manipulatives: geoboards, compasses, protractors, miras, pattern blocks
  • Software: GSP, Geogebra
  • Puzzles: Zuekei, Shikaku, Area maze
  • Vocabulary
  • Misconceptions & issues

Nov 20

Homework due today

  1. Readings:
  2. Practice » Mathematical connections

Teaching probability & statistics

  • Outcome generator
  • Law of large numbers
  • Comparing distributions
  • Misconceptions & issues

Nov 27

Homework due today

  1. Readings
  2. No practice assignment this week!

Homework and practice

Dec 4

Homework due today

  1. Readings
  2. Practice » Math project

Grading

  • Workshop assessments
  • History
  • Different scales
  • Gradebook & rubrics
  • Standards-based grading
  • Teaching examples: #grading
  • Reminder PS observation

Dec 11

Homework due today (incomplete)

  1. Readings
  2. Practice » External resources

Reflections

  • share external resources

Final exam

(University finals schedule)