# Issues in secondary mathematics

## 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.

### Sept. 8

Due today …

#### Problem solving

- slides
- assign groups & Syllabus scavenger hunt
- share problem-solving tasks

### Sept. 15

### Sept. 22

### Sept. 29

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Number and operations, continued

- agenda
- introduce base-5 blocks
- base five operations
- error patterns (aka. buggy algorithms)
- brainstorm formative assessment probe
- discuss readings

### Oct. 6

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Fractions (rational numbers)

- agenda
- matching fraction operations
- strip diagrams
- review types of division: partitive (sharing) vs quotative (measurement)
- brainstorm formative assessment probe
- discuss readings

### Oct. 13

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Algebraic thinking

- agenda
- CCSS-M problem types
- puzzles: arithmagons, cryptarithms
- strip diagrams: 9U: 1, 4-6, 9; 9W: 3 (Beckmann, 2014)
- brainstorm formative assessment probe

### Oct. 20

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Algebra and functions

- agenda
- polynomial functions from tables: practice, tutorial
- function operations
- brainstorm formative assessment probe

assign Research questions (for Literature Review)

### Oct. 27

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Research questions for Literature Review
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Geometry and measurement

- agenda
- conversions
- measuring length, area, surface area, volume
- A coordinate plan logic puzzle (Sine of the Times)
- brainstorm formative assessment probe

Assign Literature Review

### Nov. 3

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Geometry in high school

(class cancelled for election; Writing assignment still due)

### Nov. 10

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class

#### Probability

- agenda
- recap HS Geometry
- probability discussion
- brainstorm formative assessment probe

### Nov. 17

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- Bring handouts (see below) to class
- CYO - bring statistics activity to do with classmates

#### Statistics

- agenda
- students conduct activities
- discuss probes project, final presentation, and workshop day

Assign Probes Project

### Nov. 24

Due today …

- identify potential probes
- Literature Review

#### Zoom: Probe workshop (optional)

- agenda
- work time to develop probes for Probes Project

### Dec. 1

Due today …

- Writing assignment and CYO
- CYO - bring conceptual understanding task

#### Zoom: Conceptual understanding

- student evals & new groups
- agenda
- conceptual understanding tasks

### Dec. 8

Due today …

#### Zoom: Current topics in mathematics education

- agenda
- discussion

Reminder: Probe projects due this Friday by noon!

### Final class

- return Probe projects
- Final presentations via Zoom