Teaching Mathematics with Technology

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.

1:

Monday

Introductions

EduBlogs

  • EduBlogs
  • Plugins > search for LaTex
  • $latex x^2$
  • Optional: Settings > Discussion > Disable comments
  • New post: Screen options

About Me

  • create links from homepage
  • LaTeX
  • discuss fair use and images
  • Screenshots (Win10: Snipping tool; Mac: CMD+Shift+4; older: PrtScn)

Graphing calculators

Wednesday

Submit the About Me page

Finish scavenger hunt

Discuss scavenger hunt

Desmos

  • Exploration: points of interest, colors, piecewise, derivatives (quickstart guide)
  • Sliders (example)
  • Build "activity" for horizontal and vertical shifts (example)

LaTeX and calculator programming

  • Crossed ladders problem
  • LaTeX: \dfrac{}{}, \text{}

2:

Monday

Try Programming introduction

Desmos bonus

LaTeX and calculator programming (continued)

Wednesday

Test Riemann Sum programs for instructor

Programming with loops

3:

Monday

Try Animation & loop introduction

Programming with loops

  • discuss: variable reassignment, FOR loops, animation
  • UFO program

Wednesday

Programming with loops

  • Expand Riemann sums

4:

Monday

New groups

  • Pros/cons programming
  • Run test cases for Riemann sums revisited
  • Run UFO for instructor

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • introduce Google Drive
  • basic spreadsheet computations and copying formulas
  • GPA calculator: SUM(), VLOOKUP(), $ operator
  • Collatz conjecture: IF(), MOD(), COUNT()

Wednesday

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • linear system: CONCATENATE()
  • Monte Carlo: RANDBETWEEN(), COUNTIF()

5:

Monday

Interactive spreadsheets

  • introduce Microsoft Excel
  • conditional formatting

Wednesday

Interactive spreadsheets

  • Unlock cell
  • Protect sheet

6:

Monday

Interactive geometry

  • introduce GeoGebra
  • constructions and conjectures
  • hidden objects
  • circle with center and radius
  • crossed ladders return
Wednesday

Interactive geometry

  • circle with center and radius
  • sliders
  • conditions to show object
  • fraction representation

7:

Wednesday

Project Euler

  • Excel: text to columns, mid(cell, start, length), double-click draggable

Spring break:

8:

Monday

New groups

Spreadsheets for assessment analysis

  • formatting data: data to columns
  • item analysis

Wednesday

BYOT activity

9:

Monday

BYOT activity

  • schedule presentations by volunteer or rand()
  • work day

Wednesday

BYOT activity

  • group 5
  • group 3
  • group 6

10:

Monday

DUE: BYOT assessments from last class (use pseudonym)

BYOT activity

  • group 2
  • group 1
  • group 4
  • collect BYOT assessments

Wednesday

DUE: BYOT assessments from last class (use pseudonym)

Tech activity

  • collect BYOT assessments
  • introduction

11:

Monday

DUE: BYOT assessment analysis

Complete the collaboration survey

Tech activity

  • screen cast software
  • work time
  • set schedule (rand())

Wednesday

DUE: draft screencasts

Tech activity

12:

Monday

Math Retreat -- No class

Wednesday

watch screencasts for students below

Tech activity

  • Reilly
  • Jack
  • Alex
  • Cole

13:

Monday

watch screencasts for students below

Tech activity

  • April B
  • Katie
  • Derrick
  • April S

Wednesday

No class (WMC conference)

14:

Monday

watch screencasts for students below

Tech activity

  • Hollis
  • Heather
  • Michelle

Wednesday

watch screencasts for students below

Tech activity

  • Christine
  • Nick
  • Adrianna

Final class

(University finals schedule)