**EMAT 3500, Spring 2007
**

Thinking about being a mathematics teacher

Setting up electronic communications (email and LiveText)

Introduction and discussion of NCTM

Principals & StandardsIntroduction to the new Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics 6-12.

Introduction toGSP4, ExcelandGraphing Calculators

Choose two of these Excel spreadsheet activities to explore!

Week 2: (01/16 & 01/18) Number and Operations

Chapter 6 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSP

The Slide Rule (download GSP Slide Rule)

Constructing a product of two numbers on a number line using dilation (connecting with transformational geometry) (download GSP sketch) (Download Numberline Tool)

Investigating arithmetic relations dynamically: Mystery Machines

Mystery Combinations

Week 3: (01/23 & 01/25) *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 with

Dynagraphs

Composing functions using a sequence ofDynagraphs

Week 4: (01/30 & 02/01) *Exploring
Functions with GSP
*

Click on the following
links to download GSP sketches for these activities:

From*Dynagraphs* to
Rectangular Coordinates.

From

Investigating different functions using both

Dynagraphsand Rectangular Coordinates

Week 5: (02/06 & 02/08) *Further
Explorations of Functions with GSP*

Activity 7.4 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSP:Transformations of the quadratic function

Using GSP4 as a function-grapher

Week 6: (02/13 & 02/15) *Trigonometry
of the unit circle with GSP*

Chapter 9

fromTransforming Mathematics with GSP

Week 7 (02/20 & 02/22) *Investigating
Functions*

Sorting Functions

Conic functions through paper folding

GSP Simulation of paper folded conics

Week 8: (02/27) **Midterm Practice Exam**

Click here to download Dynagraphs_5.gsp

(03/01)

Midterm Practice Review

Week 9: (03/06) **Mid-Term Exam on
Functions**

(03/08) Introduction to Experimental Labs

An introduction toFathom

Week 10: (03/20 & 03/22) Experimental Labs

Collecting
data from lab experiments

Visit NCTM Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Week 11: (03/27 & 03/29) Representing and Analyzing Data from Experimental Labs

Lab Reports & Activities from

Learning to Teach Mathematics with Technology: An Integrated Approach

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

Discussion of implications of labs for teaching

Week 12: (04/03 & 04/05) Data Explorations & Probability

More
Activities from

* **Learning to Teach
Mathematics with Technology: An
Integrated Approach
*

Activity from Unit 7 ofWeek 13: (04/10 & 04/12) Modelling with GSPExploring Algebra 1 with FathomAn example Integrated Mathematical Exploration

Geometric Probability and Curve Fitting using Fathom

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Week 14: (04/17 & 04/19) Modelling with GSP (continued)Chapter 8 from

Transforming Mathematics with GSPUsing

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

The Cardboard View-Tube Problem

Discussion of simulations from the Biggest Box and View-Tube experiments

Proposals for Final
Projects due

Week 15: (04/24 & 04/26)

Final Projects due on Monday, April 30 before 5:00 p.m.

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