Teaching Mathematics with Technology

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

EduBlogs

  • EduBlogs
  • Plugins > search for LaTex
  • Optional: Settings > Discussion > Default article settings > deselect "Allow people to post comments on new articles"
  • Optional: Appearance

About Me

  • create links
  • LaTeX, $latex x^2$
  • discuss fair use and images (e.g., Pixlr E)
  • Screenshots (Win10: Snipping tool; Mac: CMD+Shift+4; older: PrtScn)

Graphing calculators

Wednesday

Due today

Discuss preparation in small groups

Desmos

Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming

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

2:

Monday

Due today

Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming (continued)

Wednesday

Due today

Test Riemann Sum programs

Assignment: Programming with loops

3:

Monday

Due today

Assignment: Programming with loops

  • discuss: animation, FOR loops, variable reassignment
  • UFO program

Wednesday

Assignment: Programming with loops

  • FnOff
  • Expand Riemann sums

4:

Monday

Due today

New groups

  • Pros/cons programming
  • Test cases for Riemann sums revisited

Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets

  • introduce Google Drive
  • basic spreadsheet computations and copying formulas
  • GPA calculator: SUM(), VLOOKUP(), $ operator
  • Collatz conjecture: IF(), ISEVEN() or MOD(), COUNT()

Wednesday

Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets

5:

Monday

Due today

Assignment: Spreadsheets with feedback

  • conditional formatting

Wednesday

Assignment: Spreadsheets with feedback

  • Protect sheet

6:

Monday

Due today

Assignment: Interactive geometry

  • introduce GeoGebra
  • constructions and conjectures
  • hidden objects
  • circle with center and radius
  • crossed ladders return

Wednesday

Assignment: Interactive geometry

  • sliders
  • circle with center and radius
  • conditions to show object
  • polygons

7:

Monday

Due today

Assignment: Project Euler

Wednesday

Assignment: Project Euler

  • work day

8:

Wednesday

Due today

New groups

Assignment: Spreadsheets for assessment analysis

  • formatting data: data to columns
  • item analysis

9:

Monday

Due today

  • n/a

Desmos activity builder (w/ Samantha Falkner)

10:

Monday

Math practices activity

  • workday
  • schedule presentations by volunteer or rand()

Wednesday

Math practices activity

  • group 1: Abbie, Bryce, Lacey
  • group 2: Luke, Michael, Spencer
  • group 3: Cali, Clara, Lauren
  • group 4: Hunter, Kase

11:

Monday

Due today

  • collect math-practices assessments from last class

Math practices activity

Wednesday

Due today:

Tech activity

  • introduction
  • screen cast software (or Zoom?)
  • work time

12:

Monday

Tech activity

  • set schedule (rand())
  • workday
  • prepare screencasts for peer review

Wednesday

Math Retreat -- No class

  • n/a

13:

Monday

Due today:

  • draft screencasts

Tech activity

Wednesday

Due today:

Tech activity

  • 4 students

14:

Monday

Due today:

Tech activity

  • 4 students

Wednesday

Due today:

Tech activity

  • 3 students

Final "exam" time

(University finals schedule)