# Issues in secondary mathematics

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.

### 1: Introductions

### Thursday Due today #. Read:[Build a thinking classroom in math](https://www.edutopia.org/article/building-thinking-classroom-math/) Class overview π #. assign groups #. syllabus scavenger hunt #. discuss reading #. attempt a ["good problem"](https://www.peterliljedahl.com/teachers/good-problem) #. share good problems and why they are "good"

### Tuesday Due today #. Read: - Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics: Chapter 1 - Tasks (Liljedahl, 2021) - How to Solve It: Part I. In the classroom (Polya, 1945) #. Writing assignment Class overview π #. discuss article and discussion questions #. start manuscript (reminder about editing) #. develop tasks (target audience and standards)
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 3: Doing mathematics

### Tuesday Due today #. Read: - Analyzing mathematics instructional tasks (Stein, Smith, Henningsen, Silver, 2009) - From cases of mathematics excitement to the design of tasks (Boaler, 2016, starts on page 76) -! Selecting quality tasks for problem-based teaching (Marcus & Fey, 2003) #. Writing assignment Class overview π π² #. discuss article and discussion questions #. continue manuscript #. develop tasks #. update previous tasks with reasons and cognitive demands(?) #. new tasks Assign student discussion leaders
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 4: Student picks

### Tuesday Due today #. Read: - Ally W: What role do comprehensive-oriented learning strategies have in solving math calculation and word problems? (Kikas, Mamamurk, Palu, 2020) - Abby H: Context as Construction (Clarke & Helme, 1998) #. Writing assignment New groups Class overview π π² #. Discuss articles (student led) #. Address discussion questions #. Update manuscript #. Develop mathematical tasks based on readings
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 5: Student picks

### Tuesday Due today #. Read - Dylan B: Productive struggle for all: Differentiated instruction (Lynch, Hunt, Lewis, 2018) - Marissa G: Cognitively demanding tasks (Parrish & Bryd, 2022) #. Writing assignment Class overview π π² #. Discuss articles (student led) #. Address discussion questions #. Update manuscript #. Develop mathematical tasks based on readings
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 6: Student picks

### Tuesday Due today #. Read - Mallory G: Mathematical tasks and the student (Johnson, Coles, Clarke, 2017) - Leo T: A 'task-centric approach' to professional development (Boston & Smith, 2011) #. Writing assignment Class overview π π² #. Discuss articles (student led) #. Address discussion questions #. Update manuscript #. Develop mathematical tasks based on readings
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 7: Student picks

### Tuesday Due today #. Read - Tommy M: Cognitive activities in solving math tasks (AntonijevicΜ, 2016) - Brogan B: Posing cognitively demanding task to all students (Lambert & Stylianou, 2013) #. Writing assignment New groups Class overview π π² #. Discuss articles (student led) #. Update manuscript #. Address discussion questions #. Develop mathematical tasks based on readings
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 8: Student picks

### Tuesday Due today #. Read - Jaden H: cognitive flexibility (Rahayuningsih, Sirajuddin, Nasrun, 2021) - Daniel E: mathematical Γ©tudes (Foster, 2013) #. Writing assignment Class overview π π² #. Discuss articles (student led) #. Address discussion questions #. Update manuscript #. Develop mathematical tasks based on readings
### Thursday Continue activities from last class Assign manuscript tasks

### 9: First draft

### Tuesday Due today #. Address all bullets within assigned section Class overview π π² #. Give brief overview of section #. (if needed) groups will tackle tricky sections #. Narrow down tasks for manuscript #.
### Thursday Due today - review task list for manuscript (see email) Class overview π #. Digitize task for manuscript, include important information #. Create a solution #. Add solutions to manuscript - see cognitive flexibility (Rahayuningsih, Sirajuddin, Nasrun, 2021) for possible ideas #. Review solutions for another pair

### 10: First draft revisions

### Tuesday Due today - read manuscript and add comments New groups Class overview π π² #. Revisit manuscript sections to address comments - limit "you" - try to shorten when able - paraphrase instead of quoting #. Read solutions
### Thursday Due today #. Read the following (choose one): - Strategies to scaffold problem-solving tasks in the middle school classroom (Weber, McHugh, Kosiak, 2021) #. No writing assignment #. Read through problem-solving observation Class overview π #. Briefly discuss readings (include in manuscript?) #. Prepare for problem-solving observation

### 11: Second draft

### Tuesday Due today - n/a Class overview π π² #. use feedback to make a second draft
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 12: Thanksgiving week

### Tuesday No class for problem-solving observations
### Thursday Thanksgiving (no class)

### Tuesday Due today #. Read the following - Heart of Mathematics (Halmos, 1980) (note: skim the "problem books" sections) - Influence of Language on Mathematical Representations (Miura, 2001) - Creating contexts for cultural inquiry (Matthews et al., 2022) #. No writing assignment, but be prepared to discuss readings in class Class overview π π² #. Select articles by group (spinner) #. Discuss readings #. Groups add readings to manuscript #. Continue manuscript edits
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 14: Draft 2

### Tuesday Due today #. n/a New groups Class overview π π² #. first
### Thursday Continue activities from last class

### 15: Student presentations

### Tuesday Due today - Presentations for Problem Solving Observation Class overview π π² #. Presentations
### Thursday Class overview #. Finish any presentations for Problem Solving Observation #. Task updates?

### Final exam time

# Due today - Read through manuscript one last time - Manuscript collaboration (author order) recommendations Class overview #. Last minute fixes? #. Submit the manuscript