EDS374  Summer 2012 

Instructor: Chris Halter, chalter@ucsd.edu, 858/5348186 
Office Hours:

The purpose of this course is to enable UCSD students to further examine and learn about effective teaching strategies of the secondary mathematics classroom. We will examine some current themes in secondary mathematics, including problembased instruction, projectbased instruction, inquiry and discovery learning, mathematical representation, manipulatives, technology infusion into the curriculum, long range and unit planning, and everyday classroom routines.
A constant theme throughout the course will be Mathematical & Algebraic Thinking. This concept can be found in both national and state content standards and had become embedded into every grade level from K12. Algebra has become the entry course into much higher level mathematics. To master concepts in Algebra is to prepare for further study in mathematics. Algebra is also the mathematics of everyday life and the language of mathematics itself.
We will also be looking at the process of instructional planning. We will practice creating, modifying, analyzing, and reflecting upon longrange instructional plans, semester plans, unit plans, and daily lesson plans. The method we will use in creating these plans will be the ÒBackwards Design ModelÓ in which you will identify desired results, determine acceptable evidence, and plan learning experiences and instruction. The foundation of all our lesson plans will be the Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools within the context of the CA Mathematics Framework.
CTC Professional Teacher Education Program Standards met by this course: 1(d), 2(c), 3(e), 4(de), *B(a), 9(a), 12(bf), 14(b,e),
CTC Teaching Performance Expectations addressed in this course: TPE1B, TPE2, TPE3, TPE4, TPE5, TPE6BC, TPE7, TPE8, TPE9, TPE10, TPE11, TPE12
Required Readings:
Course Organization and Expectations:
EDS374 (letter grade) consists of a series of lectures and presentations along with series of investigations and exploration of secondary mathematics themes. Each student will be expected to keep a notebook of instructional ideas.
All students are expected to:
Course Assignments:
1. Lesson Planning Packet
During the EDS374 course we will be creating several lesson plans and planning outlines. These plans will include a longrange semester plan, a unit plan (chapter), and several individual lesson plans. These plans will comprise the Lesson Planning Packet. The lesson planning packet will be created as "public" GoogleDocs and be linked as part of your teacher portfolio website.
2. Initial Classroom Management Plan
You will create classroom rules/procedures and the consequence step plan. This is a proactive plan to help deal with the everyday management situations that occur in every classroom. This document should include both your proactive strategies to prevent misbehavior, discipline/consequence outlines when problems occur, a set of initial routines that will be put in place with the steps for that routine, and parent contact plan. The Classroom Management Plan will be created as "public" GoogleDocs and be linked as part of your teacher portfolio website.
3. Classroom Syllabus
Create your class syllabus, includes the classroom rules/procedures and the consequence step plan and your parent communication plan/log plan that includes when you will contact parents and what information you will document. Search for sample mathematics syllabi to use as a guide. The Classroom Syllabus will be created as "public" GoogleDocs and be linked as part of your teacher portfolio website.
4. Mathematics Explorations
This will be a collection of assignments that are a reflective look at your own mathematics understanding, beliefs, and development. All Math Exploration tasks will be part of your Teacher Portfolio Website in your "Mathematics Blog" These activities will include:
Your Mathography (Exploration 1)
Everyday Math (Exploration 2)
Teaching Meaning vs. Method: Mathematics Beliefs (Exploration 3)
EDS374 COURSE & Reading Schedule 2010 

Day 
Planned Schedule & Readings for Today 
Activities Planned for the Day 
Assignments (to be completed by next class meeting) 

Session 1M 7/16 
Introduction to Mathematics Today 
What is Learning? Big Ideas in Mathematics Education How to get Big Ideas across to students, the foundations (Number Families, Operations, and Proof) Resources:


First Daily Lesson Plan (due at end of class) Mathematics Exploration 1 (ME1): My Mathography Update our Class website list with your URL. My Teacher website with examples and samples


Session 2 W 7/18 
Lesson Planning Intro 
Plan a Unit/Chapter (Backwards Design) LongTerm Planning (the curriculum and the school calendar) Resources: Readings to be completed Prior to Class:


Math Explorations 2 Everyday Math A(ME2A): Calculating Tip (respond to two other posts from ME1) Unit Overview & Unit Plan


Session 3 F 7/20 
EDS M.Ed Colloquium: Please Attend at least one colloquium presentation.


Session 4 M 7/23 
Lessons: Concrete to Abstract & Technology 
Readings to be completed Prior to Class:
Resources: Readings to be completed Prior to Class:




Session 5 W 7/25 
Topics in Mathematics 
Unpacking the Content Standards Technology in the Mathematics Classroom
How to use the Standards to Plan Technology
Our Technology Guidebook for today (pdf) Download the tech resource folder (zip file) Readings to be completed Prior to Class:


Mathematics Exploration 2B (ME2B): Math around you . Describe how you used math to solve a real life problem from this week (or summer). (respond to two other posts from ME2A) Common Core Brochure Lesson Plan: Engaging Lesson 

Session 6 F 7/27 
Classroom Environment and Community 
Building the Classroom Environment and a Community of Learners Readings to be completed Prior to Class:
Resources


Continue working on "Engaging" Lesson Plan Create a Math Problem in 3 Acts (put in your website)


Session 7 M 7/30 
The Inner Workings of the Math Classroom 
Routines, Homework, and Expectations Physical layout of the room, moving around, Questioning Resources
Readings to be completed Prior to Class:


Lesson Plans: First week of school (this may be done using the "Unit Plan" template) Mathematics Exploration 2C (ME2C): What are your thoughts on the new Common Core Standards for CA? (respond to two other posts ME2B)


Session 8 W 8/1 
Working Together and Learning 
Working in Collaborative Teams and Groups Readings to be completed Prior to Class:


Respond to two other posts ME2C Continue First Week Lesson Plans 

Session 9 F 8/3 
Your Classroom 
Planning for Success Assessing Student Learning Readings to be completed Prior to Class:


Math Trail: Create a Math Trail Problem with photo and include in the UCSD Math Trail wiki. Lesson Plan Packet Due, including first week ideas 

Session 10 M 8/6 
Ready, Set, Go 
Teaching from Day 1 to Day 180


Mathematics Exploration 3 (ME3): Method vs Meaning (final paper) Sample Syllabus due Management Plan due

Presentations from Course
Session 1: Folded Guides
Session 2: Interactive Notebook
Session 5: Common Core Mathematics Standards
Session 6: Classroom Environment
Session 7: Our Lesson Planning Mimio Notebook
Session 8: Collaboration and Cooperative Learning
Good Luck!