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9/8/05  Announcements and Handouts 
This year's theme: Understanding Mathematics Excerpt from Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics, by Liping Ma. Calculus II Handount on Present Value 

9/15/05  "How can we motivate 7th and 8th grade students to focus on activities?" Lisa Corliss 
Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Grades 68 Solving equations, Kevin Quigley 
Geometry of Transformations: Teacher and Unit Under Construction. Mathematics Teacher v. 99 no. 2 (September 2005) p. 8892 Heidi Burgiel 
9/22/05  "Should teachers (be required to) give makeup tests?" Melissa Machado 
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability, Grades 810 Statistical analysis of a bag of M&M's, Patricia Eddy 
Innumerate and Proud of It, Crystal Nilsson 
9/29/05  "How do we maintain our energy and our students' motivation through the end of the school year?" Patricia Eddy 
Measurement, Grades 68 Triangles, and the Diameter and Circumference of a Circle, Lisa Corliss 
Curcio, F. R., et. al., Providing Meaningful Fieldwork for Preservice Mathematics Teachers: A CollegeSchool Collaboration. Mathematics Teacher v. 98 no. 9 (May 2005) p. 6049 Kevin Quigley 
10/6/05  "How do we divide our time between students who acquire concepts quickly and students who do not?" Courtney Talbot 
Geometry, Grades 810 Properties of isoceles and equilateral triangles, Crystal Nilsson 
Martinez, J. G. R. Thinking and writing mathematically: "Achilles and the tortoise" as an algebraic word problem. Mathematics Teacher v. 94 no. 4 (April 2001) p. 24852 Melissa Machado 
10/13/05  "What do you do when your school administration confronts you to complain about low standardized test scores?" Fred Michaud 
Measurement, Grades 810 Surface Area and Volume, Melissa Machado 
Teenager or Tyke, Students Learn Best by Tackling Challenging Math. Northwest Teacher Spring 2000 Missy Fowler 
10/20/05  "Would you consider working in an urban school and how could you relate to the students there?" Crystal Nilsson 
Patterns, Relations and Algebra, Grades 810 Exponents and Rational Expressions, Missy Fowler 
BayWilliams, J. M. Poetry in Motion: Using Shel Silverstein's Works to Engage Students in Mathematics. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School v. 10 no. 8 (April 2005) p. 38693 Adam Rosen 
10/27/05  "If you were required to use a text that you didn't like, how would you ensure your students get the best possible education?" Kevin Quigley 
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability, Grades 68 Experimental Probability, Adam Rosen 
Promoting Reading Strategies for Developmental Mathematics Textbooks and Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R) Lisa Corliss 
11/3/05 Portfolio Project 
Discussion of end of semester activities. 
Geometry, Grades 1012 Dilations, Courtney Talbot 
Peressini, D. D. Building bridges between diverse families and the classroom: involving parents in school mathematics. Yearbook (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) v. 1997 (1997) p. 2229 Patricia Eddy 
11/10/05  Veteran's Day  Veteran's Day  Veteran's Day 
11/17/05  "In projectbased instruction, how do you ensure that each of your students contributes their fair share?" Adam Rosen 
Number Sense and Operations, Grades 68 Applications of math to medicine, with DVD Emergency!. Fred Michaud 
Chapter 7 of Math: Facing an American Phobia Courtney Talbot 
11/24/05  Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving 
12/1/05  "What precautions will you take to protect yourself from false accusations?" Missy Fowler  Symmetries and Quilts, Pizza place selection, and Paper folding.  "The Math Myth" and related articles, Time magazine, March 7, 2005. Fred Michaud 
12/8/05  Bulletin Board Decoration  Bulletin Board Decoration  Pizza Party Planning 
12/15/05 Field Experience Report 
Pizza Party  Special Guest Chris Christopher 