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

Wikispaces

About Me

  • Links
  • Three favorite formulas using LaTeX
  • Images (see "fair use" and Pixlr)
Tuesday

Try About Me

Discuss About Me

  • Issues with linking? pictures? LaTeX? fair use?
  • Screenshots (Win10: Snipping tool; Mac: CMD+Shift+4; older: PrtScn)
  • Image editing with Pixlr

Graphing calculators

Wednesday

Finish scavenger hunt

Discuss scavenger hunt

Desmos

Friday

Desmos rainbow posted to Wikispaces (bonus: +1.5 impressed, +1 completed)

LaTeX and calculator programming

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

2:

Monday

Try Programming introduction

LaTeX and calculator programming (continued)

Tuesday

LaTeX and calculator programming (continued)

Wednesday

DUE: LaTeX and calculator programming

Run calculator programs for instructor

Programming with loops

Friday

Programming with loops (continued)

3:

Monday

Try Calculator animation introduction

Programming with loops (continued)

  • discuss FOR loops
  • discuss animation
  • UFO program
Tuesday

Pixar: Math behind the movies

Return first assignment. One time opportunity for revisions (due Friday!)

Programming with loops (continued)

  • Work day
Wednesday

Programming with loops (continued)

  • Expand Riemann sums
Friday

OPTIONAL: Revisions LaTeX and calculator programming (original scoresheet needed!)

Programming with loops (continued)

  • Work day

4:

Monday

DUE: Programming with loops

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
  • spreadsheet commands: SUM(), VLOOKUP(), $ operator
  • GPA calculator
Tuesday

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • spreadsheet commands: IF(), MOD(), COUNT()
  • Collatz conjecture
Wednesday

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • spreadsheet commands: CONCATENATE()
  • linear system
Friday

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • spreadsheet commands: RANDBETWEEN(), COUNTIF()
  • Monte Carlo simulations

5:

Monday

Collaborative spreadsheets

  • work day
Tuesday

DUE: Collaborative spreadsheets

Interactive spreadsheets

  • introduce Microsoft Excel
  • conditional formatting
  • matrix multiplication
Wednesday

Interactive spreadsheets

  • alternate algorithms
Friday

Interactive spreadsheets

  • permissions
  • work day

6:

Monday

DUE: Interactive spreadsheets

Dynamic geometry

  • introduce GeoGebra
  • constructions and conjectures
  • hidden objects
Tuesday

Dynamic geometry

  • circle with center and radius
  • sliders
  • crossed ladders return
Wednesday

Dynamic geometry

  • conditions to show object
  • fraction representation
Friday

Dynamic geometry

  • workday

7:

Monday

DUE: Dynamic geometry

Computer algebra systems (CAS)

Tuesday

Project Euler

  • work day
Wednesday

Project Euler

  • work day
Friday

Project Euler

  • Text to columns, mid(cell, start, # letters), double-click draggable square
  • work day

8:

Monday

Project Euler

  • work day
Tuesday

Project Euler

  • work day
Wednesday

Project Euler

  • work day
Friday

Project Euler

  • work day

Spring break:

9:

Monday

DUE: Project Euler

New groups

Spreadsheets for assessment analysis

  • formatting data: data to columns
  • item analysis
Tuesday

Read Psychological Testing, an Introduction (in D2L Content)

Spreadsheets for item analysis

  • discuss reading
  • work day
Wednesday

Spreadsheets for item analysis

  • work day
Friday

DUE: Spreadsheets for item analysis

BYOT activity

10:

Monday

BYOT activity

  • schedule presentations by volunteer or rand())
  • discuss edTPA prompts
  • work day
Tuesday

BYOT activity

  • work day
Wednesday

BYOT activity

  • work day
Friday

BYOT activity

  • group 3
  • group 5

11:

Monday

DUE: BYOT assessments from last class (use pseudonym)

BYOT activity

  • group 1
  • group 4
Tuesday

DUE: BYOT assessments from last class (use pseudonym)

BYOT activity

  • group 2
Wednesday

DUE: BYOT assessments from last class (use pseudonym)

Tech activity

Friday

DUE: BYOT analysis

Complete the collaboration survey

Tech activity

  • workday
  • DUE: tech activities proposal by end of day!

12:

Monday

Tech activity

Tuesday

Tech activity

  • workday
Wednesday

Tech activity

  • workday
Friday

Screen casts due

Tech activity

13:

Monday

Tech activity

  • workday
Tuesday

Watch screencasts for activities below

Tech activity presentations (x3)

  • Cody
  • Brenna
  • Cass
Wednesday

Watch screencasts for activities below

Tech activity presentations (x3)

  • Logan
  • Caleb
  • Dannelle
Friday

Watch screencasts for activities below

Tech activity presentations (x3)

  • Nikki
  • Darin
  • Taylor

14:

Monday

No class (Math Retreat)

Tuesday

Watch screencasts for activities below

Tech activity presentations (x3)

  • Auna
  • Bradley
  • Clara
Wednesday

Watch screencasts for activities below

Tech activity presentations (x3)

  • Hayden
  • Mackenzie
  • Kevin
Friday

No class (Wisconsin Mathematics Council annual meeting)

15:

Monday

Complete assessment data for tech activities (use pseudonym)

student evaluations

SMART field trip (CEN 3315)

Tuesday

Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles

Wednesday

Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles (continued)

Friday

Teacher resources

Final class

(University finals schedule)