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EDUC 4274: P/J Mathematics

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EDUC 4274: P/J Mathematics

Week Two----Session 1

- Quick Review:
- Three points from last day’s number ACT(-ION-)ivity

- Interdisciplinary first look:
- Connecting math with literature

- Attendance (Just this time)
- Assignments-getting started
- Assignment 1—activity and details
- Thinking about group assignment 3

- Time permitting: more interdisciplinary ideas--math and history
- Next Class

- Quick—Three things you recall about the Guess my number activity!
- Let me tell you a story!
- A Math Story first (Math Curse)
- Then--In small groups discuss the use of literature (or, specifically MC) in a math class (3-5 minutes)
- Share one group idea with the rest of us

- A few samples of other books
- My Resources website
- Keep in mind assignment 2 (will discuss soon)

- A Math Story first (Math Curse)

- A Trip Back in Time: “Roped In”
- “The rope”
- Its characteristics

- Volunteers
- What triangle types can you make?

- A practical history
- A website of interest: http://nrich.maths.org/982

- Attendance (just this once—correct names)
- Assignments—Getting Started
- Assignment 1
- We’ll study the image on the next slide!
- But first– gather up chart paper and marker
- One for each table.

- Okay—Here’s the Problem
- (Ten minutes, maximum)
- (Manipulatives, perhaps? – bins)

- Nine students were given various amounts of M & M candy
- Based on the statistical measures of central tendency given, determine how many M & M’s each person received
- Is there more than one possible solution?

Lowest Number0

Highest Number 9

Mean4

Median4

Mode2

- About the M & M’s problem:
- Name 2 – 3 characteristics of the problem that stood out for you or members of your group.

- The Marian Small text: chapter problems
- The assignment:
- Reviewing the details.

- Thinking about, and preparing for assignment 3
- Group assignment, involving class presentations
- Topics and dates: random draw (think about it for next week)

- Time Permitting: A hands-on History and Math investigation!
- Next week: The Ontario math curriculum
- Strands and processes
- Please know where to locate the 1-8 curriculum document online!