2:20 - 4:15 Tues., Thurs., and certain Fridays

Final Exam Schedule: Tuesday, June 10, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

**Instructors**: John Olive, 110E Aderhold Hall, 542-4557

Mark Freitag, 105C Aderhold Hall, 542-4537

- Email: jolive@coe.uga.edu and
afreitag@coe.uga.edu

- Mark: 11:00 - 12:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Under our new program guidelines, students should enroll concurrently in EMT 468 and EMT 335. If you are not already enrolled in EMT 335, discuss this situation with John Olive and Debbie Gober. The two courses will be coordinated so that activities in one complement activities of the other.

(Borrowed freely from Dr. James W. Wilson's course description)

This course will concentrate on using various software applications to
solve mathematics problems, to organize pedagogical demonstrations, and
to set up problem explorations. The students will use application software
owned by the Department of Mathematics Education and will carry out the
course using primarily Macintosh computers.

The emphasis is on exploration of various mathematics contexts to learn
mathematics, to pose problems and problem extensions, to solve problems,
and to communicate mathematical demonstrations.

**Software**

The following software will be used:

- Geometer's Sketchpad.

Click here for instructions on setting up GSP as a

To see a GSP example click here. Then double-click on "Animate."

For a GSP Script example click here. When the script screen opens in GSP, open a new sketch and select two points, as instructed, to "play" the script.

Patterns formed by concentric pentagons rotating in opposite ways are shown in Pentamotion.

- Algebra Xpresser.

- Excel

- Netscape Navigator

- LogoWriter

- xFunction

- Data Space

- Chance

- Some MacIntosh tool programs for word processing and drawing.

There is no required textbook but students are

The class will use fully ethernet networked computers in Room 111/113. Most assignments will be given and turned in via the network. We will have access to and learn to use various network tools.

Students will need a few High Density (HD) 2 mb capacity 3.5" disks.

For those who can not resist killing off a few trees, there is a printer . . .

All work for this course will be kept in Electronic Portfolios. These will be saved on students' floppy disks as well as in the instructor's shared folder on his hard drive. Each week there will be challenge or follow-up investigations based on the classroom explorations. At least one of these follow-up investigations will be written up and saved in the students' electronic portfolios along with the results of the classroom explorations.

Students will be required to write a report on how all three

The Final Project for this course will be the development of a teaching unit that makes use of at least one of the technological tools that students have been using in this class. This unit will be a group effort and should cover at least four lessons with students. At the midpoint of the quarter students will form into groups of four to choose a topic for their final project. The intent is to implement this project with high school students during the next quarter (as part of EMT 400).

The final exam will be the presentation of the groups' Projects to the rest of the class, including class participation activities.

Grading will be based on the following criteria:

- - Participation in class activities and discussions . . . . (10% of
total grade)

- Electronic Portfolios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (50% total)

- Classroom investigations (5%)

Follow-up activities (20%)

Reports on the

Reflections on readings (5%)

- Group effort (15%)

Individual effort (10%)

- Group effort (10%)

Individual effort (5%)

Students can not expect to accomplish what they should from this course without time on the computers that is in addition to the time we have in class. The usual expectation of 2 hours study outside of class for every hour in class is probably a minimum. There are several Macintosh laboratories available in this building and across campus.

We are scheduled to hold this class in Room 111/113 with a laboratory of Macintosh Power PC 7100 computers. The Power PCs are in the family of the most advanced computers in the Macintosh Line. There are some additional Macintosh computers in Room 228, Room 615, and in the EMT office area (Rm. 105G).

In general, the application programs we will use in this class will run on any of the Macintosh computers except the oldest machines. There are distinctions such as operating systems and hard disk drives that have to be accounted for. Also, some applications require a Mathematics Coprocesser (FPU) that is standard on some machines, unavailable on some, and available as an option on others.

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