EMAT 3500, Fall 2007
Thinking about being a mathematics teacher
Setting up electronic communications (email and network)
Introduction and discussion of NCTM Principals & StandardsIntroduction to the new Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics 6-12.
Week 1: (08/21 & 08/23) Number and Operations
Sharing e-Examples from the NCTM Principles & Standards
Introduction to GSP4 and Excel
Choose two of these Excel spreadsheet activities to explore!
Chapter 6 from Transforming Mathematics with GSP
Week 2: (08/28 & 08/30) Characteristics of Functions
Chapter 7 from Transforming Mathematics with GSP
Dynamic algebraic functions using transformations
Constructing a linear function through dilation and translation
Constructing powers of x through dilation
Comparing Functions on parallel number lines
Exploring the behavior of functions with Dynagraphs
Composing functions using a sequence of Dynagraphs
Week 3: (09/04 & 09/06) Exploring
Functions with GSP
Investigating different functions using both Dynagraphs and Rectangular Coordinates
Operations on functions using multiple coordinate systems
Week 4: (09/11 &09/13) Further Explorations of Functions with GSP
Download Classwork from 9/11/07
Activity 7.4 from Transforming Mathematics with GSP:
Transformations of the quadratic function
Using GSP4 as a function-grapher
Week 5: (09/18 & 09/20) Trigonometry of the unit circle with GSP
Chapter 9 from Transforming Mathematics with GSP
Click here to download a starter sketch for the trig functions based on a unit circle
Week 6 (09/25 & 09/27) Investigating Functions
Conic functions through paper folding
GSP Simulation of paper folded conics
Week 7: (10/02) Midterm Practice Exam
Click here to download Dynagraphs_5.gsp
(10/04) Midterm Practice Review
Week 8: (10/09) Mid-Term Exam on Functions
(10/11) Example Data Investigations from Core-Plus, Course 1, Unit 2.
An introduction to Fathom
Week 9: (10/16) Continue investigation from Core-Plus,
Course 1, Unit 2.
Week 10: (10/23) Reports of Visit to GCTM Conference
data from lab experiments
Finding lines of best fit for your data from your lab experiments
Learning to Teach Mathematics with Technology: An Integrated Approach
Click here to download Correlation Fathom file.
An example Integrated Mathematical ExplorationWeek 13: (11/13 & 11/15) Modelling with GSP
Geometric Probability and Curve Fitting using Fathom
Click here to download the activity.
Week 14: (11/20) Modelling with GSP (continued)
Chapter 8 from Transforming Mathematics with GSP
Using GSP to model physical situations and generate data:The Biggest Box Problem (click here to download a sophisticated sketch of the problem)
The Cardboard View-Tube Problem (Click here to download a starter sketch)
Discussion of simulations from the Biggest Box and View-Tube experiments
Final Exam (Project Presentations): Thursday, December 13, 8:00-11:00 am in room 111/113
Final Projects due on Monday, December 10 before 5:00 p.m.