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CI 401 M&M2 Fall 2011
Final Exam
Directions: There are four sections of this final that encompass questions concerning material
covered at different points throughout the semester. You are to choose one question
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Problems about Explaining Concepts
1. Vince Gogh is teaching an introductory lesson on functions to his Algebra I class. He writes on
the board a definition of a function: A function is a relation that assigns exactly one value in the
range to each val
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OBSERVATION GUIDE #1: Observing Classroom Norms
Name:_
Date of Observation:_ Class: _ Grade:_
School:_
We began the year discussing the importance of establishing classroom norms. At this point in the
year, the norms of your assigned classroom have alread
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Problems about Norms
Read and think about all of the problems. Do #1 and then choose two of the three
other problems to complete. Use the rubric about e
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Hot Topics Group Presentation Project
Overview: To conclude your semester in CI 401: Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society,
you will be delivering a group presentation on a current Hot Topic related to diversity in math
education. The goal of this
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Hot Topics Resources
These lists are meant to be a starting place to begin your research. These references may or may not be aligned to the exact topic of your
presentation. Your instructors have previewed some of the articles, but not all of them. By exa
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First Lesson Plan Assignment
CI 401
Reading Assignment:
For more background on the lesson planning process, read pp. 142 159 in Chapter 6 of
the Brahier Text. This chapter includes a few examples of c
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Homework to Practice Discursive Moves Found in the Rubric
for Teaching with Student Participation
NAME: _
Below you will find a class discussion for teaching students about linear equations with a specific problem
about costs of cell phone plans. Your job
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CI 401 M&M2
Fall 2009
Observation Assignment: How does the teacher use students' ideas while leading a whole class
discussion?
The rubric on "Promoting and Managing Students Discourse" illustrates deliberate discursive moves in
teaching. For this assignme
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C&I 401 Peer Teaching Assignment
WHO? You! Its time to put on your mathteaching hat.
WHAT? You and a partner will be preparing a twentyminute lesson covering a specific math concept or
procedure to the rest of our class. Your goal will be to prepare a
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Explaining procedures
CI 401 M&M2
Fall 2009
Mathematical Proficiency
Graphic From: Addning it Up,
2001, Jeremy Kilpatrick, Jane
Swafford, Bradford Findell,
Editors; Mathematics Learning
Study Committee, National
Research Council
Mathematical Proficiency
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CI 401 M/M2
Students in a mathematics class
who learn to consider problem
solving as an end in itself and not
merely as a means to an end will
benefit greatly in class as well as
their every day lives.
Alfred A. Possamentier
Problem Solving
Connections
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An Introduction To Lesson
Planning
C&I 401
Mathematics
Source: Brahier 2009, Ch. 6
General Considerations
Date, Grade Level, Course Title, Length
of Class, Number of Students
Prior Knowledge: What mathematical
knowledge are you assuming students
have ente
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Explaining Concepts and
Propositions
CI 401M&M2
Fall 2009
Teaching mathematics in a classroom
that promotes understanding
Consider these three dimensions of
instruction
Tasks: What are students asked to do?
Tools: How to represent mathematical
ideas?
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Establishing Classroom Norms for
Mathematical Work
CI 401
AUGUST 2009
Learning Mathematics with Understanding
Students who learn with understanding can
relate
old and new ideas or processes.
extend and apply mathematical knowledge.
examine their own t
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CI 401402
Mathematics
Participation rubric (10 Points) 10% of Final Semester Grade
Criteria
Responsibility
Contributions to class
discussions
Excellent (9 or 10 points)
Arrives to class on time.
Notifies instructor ahead of
time of lateness, absences,
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CI 401 M & M2: Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in a Diverse Society
Fall Semester 2011 ~ Course Outline ~ Wednesdays 8:00 10:50
Gonzlez (M): 4G EDUC ~ Poetzel (M2): 505 E. Green (Room 201)
DATE
8/24
8/31
9/7
9/14
9/21
CLASS FOCUS /KEY ACTIVITIES
INTR
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C&I 401: Community Service/Participation Opportunities
You are required by the University to complete 10 hours of community service during the semester in
which you are enrolled in C&I 401. The goal of these hours is twofold. The first goal is to gain
pr
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C&I 401 M & M2: Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in a Diverse Society
Fall Semester, 2011
Wednesday 810:50am
Section M; Room 4G EDUC
Instructor: Gloriana Gonzlez
Office: 387 Education
Office hours: Mondays 34, or by appt.
Office phone: 3333813
Ema
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Hot Topics
Presentation
Maggie Sharp
Mike Desario
Megan Nagy
James Balamuta
What is our topic?
Working with special needs students in the math classroom
Our topic centers around how we as
Mathematics teachers can provide an
effective interface between the
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Hot Topics ELL/ESL
Jilly Kroot, Hannah Hunt, Britt
Lindahl, and John Noe
12/7/2011
Supporting ELL Students in
the Mathematics
Classroom
! An English Language Learner (ELL) is
defined as an active learner of the English
language who may benefit from variou
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Charles Vokes
Tyler Sendt
Marc SzulcCieplicki
Culturally
Relevant Mathematics
Our country is becoming more and more
diverse and the ways in which we teach
mathematics may need to change with that.
Sometimes it can be difficult to reach students
of diff
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E rin M ancini
Karen K enney
Chanel K eyvan
Increasing the number of minority students in
accelerated classes
Despite some improvement, upperlevel
mathematics classes are still populated with
relatively few black and
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Social Justice
Mathematics
By: Jen Loewenstein, Lauren Nowak,
Lindsay Anderson and Ashlyn
Erickson
I Clicker Question
When you were a high school student,
approximately what percentage of the math you
covered had to do with relevant social issues?
A) 0%
B
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CI 401
Vanessa Sanchez
Gabe Torres
Kelly Yedinak
Social justice mathematics is a practice to
include social, political, and economic issues
in the math classroom.
It presents current issues to students and
motivates them to be a part of the solution.
It c
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Increasing the Number of Minority
Students in Accelerated Classes
JENNIFER DAO
KELSEY DREA
STEPHANIE YUNG
What is the topic?
Who are considered as minorities in math?
o African Americans
o Latinos
o Native Americans
The mathematics classroom is one of the