Thinking about being a mathematics teacher

Setting up electronic communications (email and LiveText)

Introduction and discussion of NCTMPrincipals & StandardsIntroduction toGSP4, ExcelandGraphing CalculatorsChoose two of these Interactive Excel spreadsheets to explore!Chapter 6 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSPThe Slide Rule (download GSP slide rule) Constructing a product of two numbers on a number line using dilation (connecting with transformational geometry)

Week 2: (1/17 & 1/19) Number and Operations

Representing arithmetic operations dynamically on a number line (download GSP sketch)(download Numberline Tool)Investigating arithmetic relations dynamically: Mystery Machines Mystery Combinations

Week 3: (1/24 & 1/26) *Characteristics
of Functions*

Chapter 7 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSPDynamic algebraic functions using transformations Constructing a linear function through dilation and translation Constructing powers of x through dilation Comparing Functions on parallel number linesExploring the behavior of functions withDynagraphsComposing functions using a sequence ofDynagraphs

Week 4: (1/31 & 2/2)
*Exploring Functions with GSP*

FromDynagraphsto Rectangular Coordinates. Investigating different functions using bothDynagraphsand Rectangular Coordinates

Week 5: (2/7 & 2/9)
*Further Explorations of Functions with GSP*

Transformations of the quadratic function graph Using GSP4 as a function-grapher (Olive, 2002.Introduction to Functions with GSP4)

Week 6: (2/14 & 2/16)
*Trigonometry of the unit circle with GSP*

Chapter 9

fromTransforming Mathematics with GSP

Week 7 (2/21 & 2/23) *Investigating
Functions*

Sorting Functions Conic functions through paper folding Download this GSP activity from Dr. Hatfield

Week 8: (2/28) Conic Functions in
Polar Coordinates

(3/2)Midterm Practice ExamClick here to download Dynagraphs_5.gsp

Week 9: (3/7) **Midterm Practice
Review**

(3/9)

Mid-Term Exam on Functions

Week 10: (3/21 & 3/23) Experimental
Labs

Collecting, representing and analyzing data pairs

Line of best fit for a set of data pairs: Signed, Absolute and Squared deviations

Finding lines of best fit for your data from your lab experiments

Week 11: (3/28 & 3/30) *Reporting
the Results** and Data Explorations
*

Group and individual Lab reports due. Discussion of implications of labs for teaching

An introduction toFathom:

Week 12: (4/4 & 4/6) Data Explorations & Modeling

activities from Unit 6 of *Exploring Algebra 1 with
Fathom
*

Week 13: (4/11 & 4/13) *Exploring
Probability
*

Activities from Unit 7 ofExploring Algebra 1 with Fathom

Week 14: (4/18 & 4/20) *Modeling
with GSP*

Chapter 8 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSPUsing

GSPto model physical situations and generate data:The Biggest Box Problem

The Cardboard View-Tube Problem

Week 15: (4/25 & 4/27)

Work on final projects

Final Projects due on Monday, May 1 before 5:00 p.m.

Final Exam: Thursday, May 4, 8:00-11:00 am