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

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Due today
#. read A Mathematician's Lament (2009, pages 1-16)
#### Class overview π
#. assign groups
#. syllabus scavenger hunt
#. what is mathematics?
#. start practice syllabi
More information
- The Teaching Gap (Stigler & Hiebert, 1999)
- The Feeling of Power (Asimov, 1958)
- Nix the Tricks (Cardone, 2015)

Due today
#. Practice » Syllabus
#### Class overview π
#. new groups
#. workshop syllabi
#. growth vs. fixed mindsets
#. goals vs objectives

Due today
#. Practice » Summative assessment
#### Class overview π
#. Workshop summative assessments
#. Backwards design

Due today
#. Readings (choose one):
- Math class needs a makeover (Meyer)
- Rich mathematical tasks (Boaler, 2016)
- Ten design principles for engaging math tasks (Meyer)
- Implement tasks that promote problem solving (*NCTM's Principles to actions*, 2014)
- WI Standards for Mathematics
#. Practice » Problem-solving task
#### Class overview π
#. Share problems
#. Examples
#. What is a problem? (problems vs. exercises)
#. Scaffolding while maintaining high expectations

Due today
#. Practice » Teaching videos
Finish problems from last week
#### Class overview π
#. Workshop lessons
#. Teaching strategies
#. Lesson planning
Plan for mini-lessons next week

Due today
#. Readings (choose one, though both are recommended):
- Never say what a kid can say (Reinhart)
- Criticism and ineffective feedback (Heddleston)
#. Practice » Mini-lessons
#### Class overview π
#. Student mini-lessons

Due today
#. Readings (choose one):
- Equality (Carpenter, 2003)
- Five objections to teaching the area model (Tanton, 2017, video)
- Number: What is there to know? (National Research Council, 2001)
- Nix the tricks (Cardone), pick at least two "tricks" number & operation tricks to focus on
- K-5 Progression on Number and Operations in Base Ten
- 3-5 Progression on Number and OperationsβFractions
- 6-8 Progression on The Number System; High School, Number
- High School Progression on Quantity
#. Practice » Asking questions
#. For fun, watch [The Weird Number](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWvvtbA1ME) (1970)
#### Class overview π
#. discussion questions
#. jigsaw task: alternate algorithms
#. other tools
- error patterns (aka. buggy algorithms)
- missing decimals
- manipulatives: base blocks, number line, positive/negative chips, fraction strips
#. motivational
- kenken
- kakooma
- kakuro
- Four 4's
- cross number puzzles
#.

Due today
#. Readings (choose one):
- Misconceptions in math (Allen, 2007)
- Beginning algebra (*Adding It Up*, 2001, pg. 255-280)
- Making algebra work (Star & Rittle-Johnson, 2009)
- Teaching strategies for improving algebra knowledge in middle and high school students (Star et al., 2015)
- addressing early algebra misconceptions and misinformation in classrooms (Draper & Lott, 2020), starts on page 32
- Against answer getting (Daro, video)
- Nix the tricks (Cardone), pick at least two algebra topics to focus on
- K-5 Progression on Counting and Cardinality and Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- 6-8 Progression on Expressions and Equations
- High School Progression on Algebra
- High School Progression on Functions
#. Practice » Asking questions
#### Class overview π
#. discussion questions
#. manipulatives: pan balance, algebra tiles
#. strip diagrams (U: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9; W: 3; compare W1 & W2)
#. motivational: Jinx puzzle, arithmagons

Due today
#. Readings (choose one):
- forward-backward method for proofs (Solow, 2005)
- K-5 Progression on Measurement and Data (measurement part)
- K-6 Progression on Geometry
- 7-HS Progression on Geometry
- When good teaching leads to bad results (Schoenfeld)
#. Practice » Asking questions
#### Class overview π
#. Vocabulary with Zuekei puzzles
#. Measurement: distance, area, surface area, volume
#. Manipulatives: geoboards, compasses, protractors, miras, pattern blocks, Geogebra
#. Puzzles: Shikaku, Area maze, Tic-tac logic, Dragon Box Elements

Due today
#. Add reading about student interviews
#. Practice » Motivational activity
#### Class overview π
#. workshop motivational activities in groups
#. stories, manipulatives, puzzles, games
#. brainstorm questions for student interviews

#### No class for student interviews

#### No class

Due today
#. Readings (choose one):
- K-5 progression on Measurement and Data (data part)
- 6-8 Progression on Statistics and Probability
- High School Progression on Statistics and Probability
- Student's understanding of probability (Shaughnessy, 200)
- Why we make bad decisions (Gilbert, video)
#. Practice » Asking questions
New groups
#### Class overview π
#. Misconceptions & issues
#. Law of large numbers
#. Stapplet (Youtube videos)
#. STatistics Education Web (STEW)
#. Picker wheel

Due today
#. watch [Get Up, Stand Up: Fighting Systemic Injustice Through Teaching (Ball, 2020)](https://vimeo.com/440074699)
#. Practice » External resources
#### Class overview π
#. discuss video
#. share external resources
#. formative evals

Due today
#. prepare presentations
#### Class overview π π²
#. Student presentations for the interview projects
#. Discuss Exit ticket

#### Class overview
#. Exit ticket (may be completed before class) ~Summarize what was learned across interviews. ~What does it mean to think like a math teacher? (6 words or less?)