Homework Assignment 1

 

Read Chapter 1 of your text

            Respond to Reflection Question #5.  Bring your written response to class on Wednesday, 8/21.

 

Read Chapter 6 of your text

            Respond to Reflection Question #4. Bring your written response to class on Wednesday, 8/21.

 

Look though Appendix A, Content Standards for K-2 only

 

Personal Reflections About Mathematics

(adapted from an assignment written by Dr. Paola Sztajn)

 

The main goal of this assignment is for me to get to know you a little better and to understand some of the assumptions you bring to this class. This assignment should also help make your own ideas about mathematics more explicit.

a--Make a drawing of what comes to mind when you think about mathematics; provide a caption for your picture and an explanation.

b--Draw a picture of a mathematician.

c--Write a one to two-page reflection about your experience as a mathematics student (you can start at Kindergarten if you wish!!). Position yourself concerning how "good" you were/are in mathematics. Discuss your feelings about mathematics, your perception of yourself as a mathematics learner and teacher. Mention those who were important in your "mathematical learning history"-they can be ex-teachers, family, friends, and they may have impacted you positively or negatively. (Hand in on Monday, 8/26)


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