Date 


(Bring in article one week in advance) 
9/12/06  Announcements and Handouts 
Geometry, Grade Unknown What can be built from equilateral triangles? (links), Heidi Burgiel 
Discussion of bulletin board project. 
9/19/06  Announcements and Handouts  Visit to the Library 
Geometry of Transformations: Teacher and Unit Under Construction. Mathematics Teacher v. 99 no. 2 (September 2005) pp. 8892 Heidi Burgiel 
9/26/06  "What do I do if students aren't doing their homework?" Elizabeth Karakashian 
Geometry, Grades 1012 Orthogonal and Isometric Drawings. Rebecca Folsom 
NCTM Issues New Guidelines to Help Schools Home In on the Essentials of Math, by Sean Cavanagh, Education Week, September 12, 2006 
10/3/06  "What do I do if half the class doesn't 'get it' and half the class does?" Rebecca Folsom 
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability, Grades 1012 Lottery Numbers (Bring your laptops!), Heidi Burgiel 
"M&M's, Rhinos, Cockroaches, and Cooperative Learning", by Laurie H. Rubel, Mathematics Teacher Vol. 100 No. 2, September 2006. Katie Donovan 
10/10/06  "What would you do if a pair of sixth grade students turned in test papers with the same wrong answers?" Roberta Cullinan 
Measurement, Grades 69 Halloween Monsters and Metric Conversions, Megan Smith 
Urban Success: A Multidimensional Mathematics Approach with Equitable Outcomes by Jo Boaler, Phi Delta Kappan v. 87 no. 5, January 2006, p. 3649. Rebecca Folsom 
10/17/06  "What can you do when you have a single student in your classroom who is 'out of control'?" Jennifer Hallett 
Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Grades 1012 Patterns in Pascal's Triangle, Elizabeth Karakashian 
Looking Beyond the Performance of Grave Underachievers in Mathematics, By: Dettori, Giuliana; Ott, Michela. Intervention in School and Clinic, 41 no.4 pp 201208, March 2006. Megan Smith 
10/24/06 Portfolio Due 
"Should students be allowed to use calculators in class? If so, when?" Katie Donovan 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Reform 
Meeting the Needs of Gifted Mathematics Students, by Sally Kim. APMC Vol. 11 no.3 pp2732, 2006. Roberta Cullinan 
10/31/06  "Do you think students should be allowed to use formula sheets during a test?" Megan Smith 
Number Sense and Operations, Grades 69 M&M Fractions, Katie Donovan 
Developing Mathematical Concepts Through Orientation and Mobility, by Derrick W. Smith. RE:view, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter 2006, pp. 161165. Jennifer Hallett 
11/7/06  Tessellations using Pattern Blocks 
Geometry, Grades 1012 Topology of the Möbius Strip, Jennifer Hallett 
Supermath: An Alternative Approach to Improving Math Performance In Grades 4 Through 9, by S. Pogrow. Phi Delta Kappan v. 86 no. 4 (December 2004) p. 297303. Elizabeth Karakashian (Play Supermath!) 
11/14/06  Demo of Electronic Whiteboard, GeoAnalysis Lab (Science 303?), Robert Amey (postponed) 
Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Grades 810 Roberta Cullinan 
Chapter 9: Equity, from Teaching Mathematics for the 21st Century. 
11/21/06  Special guest Tom Brady  BSC Secondary Education and Professional Programs 
Experienced High School Teacher Educational Technology Expert 
11/28/06 
Chapter 3: Manipulatives and Technology Pattern Block Addition of Fractions, p. 81 and Algebra Tiles, p. 86 
Overcoming obstacles to using manipulatives in teaching. Other activity, TBA 
Chapter 4: Standards and Sample Lessons, from Teaching Mathematics for the 21st Century 
12/5/06 Portfolio Due 
Electronic Whiteboards, Robert Amey, Sci. 303  Chapter 7: Communication in the Classroom, from Teaching Mathematics for the 21st Century  Assembling Bulletin Board Decorations. 
12/12/06 Field Exp. Report Due 
Class meets in Hart 212 at 4:00 PM for special guest Lisa Rainen  Gifted and Talented and Differentiated Instruction Teacher, John Glenn Middle School, Bedford, MA  Posting Bulletin Board Decorations. 