Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
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  Class canceled—Labor Day 
Wednesday 
Introductions

Friday 
Bring "stopwatch" with hundredths (e.g., iPhone app). Percents & decimals (hundredths)

2:
Monday 
Complete Linear measurements Make Conversion cards. Fractions

Wednesday 
Identify unknown vocabulary in CCSS Fractions section (optional extra practice) how much to make one? Daily quiz (self assessed)
CCSS Grade 3

Friday 
Create fraction strips (emphasis on "strip") Daily quiz (peer assessed) CCSS Grade 3 discussion 
3:
Monday 
Learning exercises for 6.1: 3, 9def, 12 (Sowder, 104105) Daily quiz (group)
CCSS Grade 4
Last day to drop fullsemester courses with no record 
Wednesday 
Learning exercise 6.2: 3, 6 (Sowder, p. 111) Learning exercise 7.1: 3 (Sowder, p. 127) Try comparing fractions visually Daily quiz (bonus!)
CCSS Grade 5

Friday 
Learning exercises for 6.1: 14, 15 (Sowder, p. 106107) Daily quiz (die roll)
CCSS Grade 5

4:
Monday 
Create pattern blocks: 4 hexagons, 8 trapezoids, 10 parrellograms, 12 triangles Daily quiz (die roll)
Pattern blocks Assign Refraction game (bonus) Note: Exam one moved up. Will be in one week! 
Wednesday 
Attempt multiplication Daily quiz
Pattern blocks 
Friday 
Review 
5:
Monday 
Exam 1

Wednesday 
New dice rolls for quizzes Division

Friday 
Pattern block division: D1 and D2 Daily quiz
Return Exam 1 Pattern blocks 
6:
Monday 
Create story problems for D1 and D2 GeoGebraTube: Division of fractions (partitive) New groups & DQ (group) Pattern blocks

Wednesday 
D5D8 on pattern blocks Daily quiz
Pattern blocks

Friday 
challenge division problem (optional) division of fractions (Davis & Pearn) Daily quiz (group?)
Pattern blocks Abstract methods

7:
Monday 
use alternate algorithms to solve \( \frac{5}{6} \div \frac{1}{3} \) (optional) more on fraction division Daily quiz ~bonus?
Wrapup division of fractions

Wednesday 
establish practicum groups Daily quiz
CCSS Grade 5

Friday 
(optional) chapter 7.3: activity 3 (Sowder, p. 136) CCSS Grade 6 & 7  ratios
Practicum lesson preference form (in Canvas) (1 per group) 
8:
Monday 
chapter 7.3: activity 4 (Sowder, p. 137) (optional practice) ratio problems Daily quiz
CCSS Grade 6 & 7  ratios Practicum lesson preference form (in Canvas) (1 per group) 
Wednesday 
chapter 7.3: discussion 5 (Sowder, p. 138) read Crossmultiply for proportions Daily quiz
CCSS Grade 7  comparing ratios (proportions)
Practicum lesson preference form (in Canvas) (1 per group) 
Friday 
Practicum lesson preference form (in Canvas) (1 per group) (optional practice) constructing proportions Daily quiz
CCSS Grade 6 & 7  percentage & ratios

9:
Monday 
(optional practice) constructing proportions Review 
Wednesday 
Exam 2

Friday 
Return exam Prep for dry run day 
10:
Monday 
Dry Run Day (for practicum)
Practicum materials request forms 
Wednesday 
Practicum material request forms New groups CCSS Grade 7  probability
Collect for practicum 
Friday 
28.1 activity #3ab (Sowder, p. 640) Daily quiz CCSS Grade 7  probability
Collect for practicum 
11:
Monday 
28.1 activity #3cd (Sowder, p. 640) Practicum
CCSS Grade 7  probability Last day to withdraw from individual fullsemester classes. 
Wednesday  Practicum day @Lakeshore Elementary 
Friday 
CCSS Grade 7
Assign practicum reflections (due Monday after Thanksgiving break) 
12:
Monday 
Learning exercise 33.1 #2, 6 (p. 779780) Daily quiz CCSS Grade 7

Wednesday 
Learning exercise 27.2 #9, 12 (Sowder, p. 623) Daily quiz Advanced probability Assign dice distribution (bonus) 
Friday 
Learning exercise 28.4 #1 (Sowder, p. 658) Daily quiz Advanced probability
CCSS Grade 8

13:
Monday 
Learning exercise 6.3: 1abc, 2def (Sowder, p. 116) Daily quiz CCSS Grade 8

Wednesday 
Dice distribution (bonus) Applied probability 
Friday  No classes—Thanksgiving break 
14:
Monday 
Practicum reflections: 1 group, 2 individual Student evals & "cards" for practicum CCSS Grade 8  similarity

Wednesday 
Find perimeter and area of Yug's nose (scale factor of 4) Daily quiz CCSS Grade 8  similarity

Friday 
Watch translation, reflections, rotations, dilations finish Learning exercise 20.1: 2, 9 (Sowder, p. 454455) Daily quiz CCSS Grade 8  transformations 
15:
Monday 
Watch Pixar: The math behind the movies Try Keylock puzzle Daily quiz ~similarity Review CCSS

Wednesday 
Daily quiz ~transformations 
Friday 
Daily quiz (bonus) Review 
Common final exam
Tuesday, December 17 at 3pm (HHH 103)
 One page notes (1sided, handwritten)
 NO calculators!