ECED 3300 Chapter 2
Assignment
*Elementary and Middle
School Mathematics*

Van de Walle, Karp & Bay-Williams

Van de Walle, Karp & Bay-Williams

1. a. Explain why the authors
describe mathematics as a science of pattern and order. *(Pages
13& 14)*

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*b. Give an
example of a mathematical concept or process that has patter or order.

2. On page 14, the authors list 15 verbs. Explain why the
authors believe these verbs are important in "doing" mathematics. *(Page 14)
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3. a. List the 5
classroom environment expectations that support students "doing"
mathematics.* **(Page 14)*

* *b. Identify and describe an activity that you observed
in your previous practicum classroom that implemented one of the
classroom environment expectations.

4. a. Give a brief descriptin of how a
student learns mathematics using the "Constructivism" learning theory. *(Page 20)*

b. Also explain how a
student uses the "Sociocultural Theory" to learn about mathematics.

5. Follow the directions in the section
titled: “An
Invitation to Do Mathematics.” *(Page 15)*

Complete the thinking and solutions for one of the four problems listed below. Record your solutions and explain your thinking and how you solved each problem:

a. Start and
Jump Numbers: Searching for Patterns *(Pages 15 & 16)*

b. Two Machines,
One Job *(Pages
16 & 17)*

c.
One Up, One
Down *(Pages
17 & 18)*

d.
The
Best Chance
of Purple *(Pages
18 & 19)*