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 unforeseen events that may occur during the semester.

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1. Introductions

### Tuesday

Introductions #. assign groups #. class introduction #. syllabus scavenger hunt Google Drive #. Extensions > search for LaTeX #. instructions #. LaTeX example, \$\$ x^2 + \sqrt{4} + \frac{1}{3} \$\$ Assignment: About Me #. create links #. discuss fair use and images (e.g., Pixlr E or Photopea) #. Screenshots (Win10: Snipping tool; Mac: CMD+Shift+4; older: PrtScn) #. Share > Anyone with the link: Viewer Task: Graphing calculator scavenger hunt
### Thursday

Due today

- Submit the About Me page - Finish scavenger hunt

Discuss scavenger hunt in small groups

Desmos #. https://www.desmos.com/ #. Quickstart guide: points of interest, colors, function notation, piecewise, derivatives #. Sliders (eye example) #. Build "activity" for horizontal and vertical shifts (example) (add vertical and horizontal stretch if time permits) #. introduce Desmos bonus Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming #. Crossed ladders problem #. LaTeX: \frac{}{}, \text{}

2. Calculator programming

### Tuesday

Due today

- Try Programming introduction on own - Desmos bonus Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming (continued) #. discuss calculator programming introduction & catalog tip #. try additional challenges (tip: start small then build) #. review Riemann sums: Wolfram, Interactive Mathematics (e.g., x^2 on [1,4] using midpoints and 3 rectangles) #. Riemann Sums work time
### Thursday

Due today

- LaTeX and calculator programming

Test Riemann Sum programs

Assignment: Programming with loops #. Code.org » The Maze #. Snap! introduction #. start Koch's snowflake

3. Programming with loops

### Tuesday

Due today

- Try Animation & loop introduction Assignment: Programming with loops #. discuss: animation, FOR loops, variable reassignment #. UFO program
### Thursday

Assignment: Programming with loops #. FnOff (for UFO program?) #. Expand Riemann sums

4. Spreadsheets

### Tuesday

Due today

- Programming with loops New groups #. Pros/cons programming #. Test cases for Riemann sums revisited Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets #. sharing with edit permissions #. basic spreadsheet computations and copying formulas #. GPA calculator: SUM(), VLOOKUP(), $ operator #. Collatz conjecture: IF(), ISEVEN() or MOD(), COUNT()
### Thursday

Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets #. linear system: CONCATENATE() #. Monte Carlo: RANDBETWEEN(), COUNTIF() #. share in copy mode

5. Spreadsheets with feedback

### Tuesday

Due today

- Collaborative spreadsheets Assignment: Spreadsheets with feedback #. conditional formatting
### Thursday

Assignment: Spreadsheets with feedback #. Protect sheet

6. Interactive geometry

### Tuesday

Due today

- Spreadsheets with feedback Assignment: Interactive geometry #. introduce GeoGebra #. constructions and conjectures #. hidden objects #. circle with center and radius #. crossed ladders return
### Thursday

Assignment: Interactive geometry #. sliders #. circle with center and radius #. conditions to show object #. polygons

7. Project

### Tuesday

Due today

- Interactive geometry Assignment: Project Euler #. Excel: text to columns, mid(cell, start, length), double-click draggable #. CAS: Wolfram Alpha, SageMathCell (tour)
### Thursday

Assignment: Project Euler #. work day

Spring break

8. Spreadsheets for assessments

### Tuesday

Assignment: Project Euler #. Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences #. work day
### Thursday

Due today

- Project Euler - read Interpreting test scores (Psychological Testing: An Introduction) New groups Assignment: Spreadsheets for assessment analysis #. formatting data: data to columns #. item analysis

9. Desmos activity builder

### Tuesday

Due today

- n/a Desmos Classroom examples - [2024 math 451 collection](https://teacher.desmos.com/collection/660c198a63e7c0608c6ac580) - if time, [Pizza maker](https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/60675917a656b70d671a96e7?collections=5fff36) Assignment: Spreadsheets for assessment analysis #. work time
### Thursday

Due today

#. Spreadsheets for assessment analysis Group Project: Math practices activity #. introduce project #. work day

10. Math practices activity

### Tuesday

Group Project: Math practices activity #. schedule presentations by volunteer or spinner #. workday
### Thursday Group Project: Math practices activity #. group 2 #. group 4 #. group 1 #. group 6 #. group 3 #. discuss homework and thinking like students

11. Tech activity

### Tuesday

Due today

#. math-practices assessments from last class Group Project: Math practices activity #. complete the collaboration survey #. complete math-practices analyses
### Thursday

Due today:

#. Math practices activity Project: Flipped tech activity #. introduction #. screen cast software #. work time #. submit proposal

12. Tech activity preparation

### Tuesday

Project: Flipped tech activity #. set schedule (rand()) #. workday #. prepare screencasts for peer review
### Thursday

Due today:

- watch screencasts for students listed Project: Flipped tech activity #. student #. student #. student #. student

13. Tech activity presentations

### Tuesday

Due today:

- watch screencasts for students listed Project: Flipped tech activity #. student #. student #. student #. student
### Thursday Wisconsin Mathematics Council's annual conference (no class)

14. Tech activity presentations

### Tuesday

Due today:

- watch screencasts for students listed Project: Flipped tech activity #. student #. student #. student #. student
### Thursday

Due today:

- watch screencasts for students listed Project: Flipped tech activity #. student #. student #. student #. student

Final exam week

Due today

- Assessment analysis for Flipped tech activity - watch When technology fails (Honner) #### Other technologies #. Staying current: RSS readers for blogs or research #. Video: Handbrake, YouTube downloaders, Viewpure #. AI: Google Gemini, ChatGPT, Adobe Firefly #. Tablet/phone: Notability ($$), WolframAlpha ($), Overviewer (free) #. Future of technology and education? Exit ticket

(University finals schedule)