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Diane L. Judd, Ph.D.
Early Childhood &  Reading Education
College of Education 
Valdosta State University
Mathematics & Technology in Early Childhood Education

math in the classroom
     
ECED 3300A Schedule for Spring 2013
(Please note, this is a tentative schedule: assignments and assignment due dates are subject to change.  Need to check assignments and due dates often.)

Week & Dates   
Class Topics
Projects & Tests Due Dates
Mathematics
Resources

* Links on this Georgia DOE website to Mathematics K-5: Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, Common Core GPS Mathematics Glossary, and Mathematics Framework Units.
* The Math Forum by Drexel University is a website that has math lesson plans by topics and by levels.
* Illuminations is an excellent website that provides standard-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics.
* WatchKnowLearn.org has links to free educational math videos.

* MyEducationaLab - The official resource that goes with our textbook.  Resources include: videos of John Van de Walle,
classroom videos, practice test questions, lists of children's literature by topics, links to websites, and Blackline Masters.
* Math Related Children's Literature Books - Linked & listed by math topics. A .com website with useful titles information.

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Instructions for ECED 3300 Electronic File Assignment 
Please Note: This assignment is to be posted in your BlazeVIEW account.  (Assignment instructions.)
1-Aug. 13
math in the classroom  Introductions - Syllabus & Course Overview
* ECED 3300 Syllabus online at: www.valdosta.edu/~djudd/ECED3300Syllabus.html

HOMEWORK:
- Chapter 1 Assignment
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)


2-Aug. 20
Chapter 1
   math in the classroom Teaching Mathematics in the Era of the NCTM Standards Activity
- Pre-Survey
- Sign-up & Discuss Electronic File Assignment for ECED 3300 to post & share in BlazeVIEW a mathematics website or video
- Discuss Chapter 1 Assignment


HOMEWORK:
- Chapter 3 Assignment
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)


3-Aug. 27 Chapter 3
    math in the
                  classroom Teaching Through Problem Solving
*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.
*Read Math Literature Book
- Discuss Chapter 3 Assignment
- In-Class Problem-Based Task

HOMEWORK:
Due: Sept 17 Select an item for each of the websites below.  Briefly describe how you would use the items selected in your future classroom.
1. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives by Utah State Universtiy
PreK-2nd Grades & 3rd-5th Grades Virtual Manipulatives
2.
Illuminations is an excellent website that provides standard-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics

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Chapter 4 Assignment
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

- Need copy of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics  (CCGPS) for the grade level of your elementary practicum class.   Have copies in your mathematics notebook for Sept. 10 class.



4-Sept. 3 Labor Day Holiday  -  No Class


5-Sept. 10 * Review Behavior Management Strategies for Practicum
Chapter 4
    math in the
                  classroom Planning in the Problem-Based Classroom Activity
*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.
- Chapter 4 Assignment

Three Parts of a Problem-Based Lesson
I. Before - Getting Ready
    *Activate prior knowledge
     *Be sure the problem is understood
     *Establish clear expectations
II. During - Students Work
     * Let go!
     *Listen actively
     *Provide appropriate hints
     *Provide worthwhile extensions
III. After - Class Discussion
     *Promote a mathematical community of learners
     *Listen actively without evaluation
     *Summarize main ideas and identity future problems

*Pairs present the 10 Steps for Planning a Problem-Based Lesson (page69)
*Pairs - discuss your "Problem-Based Tasks"

- Discuss  the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics for K-5th grades

HOMEWORK:

- Chapter 5 Assignment
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

- Need to have a mathematics Common Core Georgia Performance Standard selected by mentor teacher. Due Sept 17

Select an item for each of the websites below.  Briefly describe how you would use the items selected in your future classroom.
1. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives by Utah State Universtiy
PreK-2nd Grades & 3rd-5th Grades Virtual Manipulatives
2.
Illuminations is an excellent website that provides standard-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics  Due: Sept 17

Due: Copy of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics  (CCGPS) for the grade level of your elementary practicum class.   Have copies in your mathematics notebook for Sept. 10 class.

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"Plan Ahead"- Need to have a mathematics Common Core Georgia Performance Standard selected by mentor teacher. Due Sept 17

- "Plan Ahead"- Need information for two "Learning Center" ideas.  Can print out from website or can make a sketch. Due Sept. 24  (Basic Information for Math Centers) (Pictures of Math Centers) (Ideas for Math Centers) (Math Learning Center Information Website)
 September 10    ***************    Practicums Will Begin
6-Sept. 17  

math in the classroom  Annenberg Learning Videos 

A grade 1-2 class, working in groups, a real-world problem-based lesson that develops the students' sense of larger numbers by estimating and counting the number of seeds in pumpkins. NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, communication, reasoning.

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.
- Discuss Chapter 5 Assignment

*Begin working on Problem-Based Lesson Plan
Links for Developing Lesson Plans
*ECSE Lesson Plan Format & Guidelines
*Common Core Georgia Perfomance Standards for Mathematics

*Accommodation & Modification Links for Special Students

Chapter 5
     Building Assessment into Instruction Activity Chapter 6
    Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Children Activity
- Discuss "Mathematics for All Students"

Chapter 7
    Using Technology to Teach Mathematics Assignment

- Chapter 7 Assignment - Have information ready to discuss in class, examples of one way to use each of the following technologies in an elementary (K-5) classroom that would enhance the mathematics content:
* Calculators
* Spreadsheets & Data Graphs
* Mathematics Software Program

- Questions about mathematics lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Due Oct. 1
- Questions about "Learning Center" ideas - Due Sept. 24

HOMEWORK:
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

- Work on mathematics lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Due Oct. 1

Current Mathematics Programs Information Assignment Due Sept. 24

Due: Turn in information of mathematics Common Core Georgia Performance Standard selected by mentor teacher.

Due: Select an item for each of the websites below.  Briefly describe how you would use the items selected in your future classroom.
1. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives by Utah State Universtiy
PreK-2nd Grades & 3rd-5th Grades Virtual Manipulatives
2.
Illuminations is an excellent website that provides standard-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics

- "Plan Ahead " Current Mathematics Programs Information Assignment Due
Sept. 24

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"Plan Ahead"- Need information for two "Learning Center" ideas.  Can print out from website or can make a sketch. Due Sept. 24

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"Plan Ahead"- Work on mathematics lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Due Oct. 1

7-Sept. 24  math in the classroom Share Current Mathematics Programs Information

Share "Mathematics Learning Center/Stations" ideas.

Chapter 5
     Building Assessment into Instruction Activity

- Questions about mathematics lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Lesson Plan Due Oct. 1

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content(any content from Chapters 1-7).


HOMEWORK:
Due: Share two "Mathematics Learning Center/Stations" ideas.  Can print out from website or make a sketch.

Due: Current Mathematics Programs Information Assignment

- Work on math lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Due Oct. 1

- Post the first/original version of your ECED 3300 Math Lesson Plan in LiveText in the ECED 3300 Assignment Section.  Due: Oct. 1 at 11:00 p.m.
Due: Share two "Mathematics Learning Center/Stations" ideas.  Can print out from website or make a sketch.

Due: Current Mathematics Programs Information Assignment

- "Plan Ahead"- Work on math lesson plan to teach to your practicum students - Due Oct. 1

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"Plan Ahead"- Develop a Mathematics Learning Center/Station based on your Common Core Georgia Performance Standard that you will use in the math lesson that you will teach the students in your practicum classroom. (Math Learning Center/Station template) - Due Oct. 8.




8-Oct. 1

math in the classroom Submit Mathematics Lesson Plans at beginning of class.

Chapter 6
    Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Children Activity
- Discuss "Mathematics for All Students"

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.


HOMEWORK:
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

- Post the first/original version of your ECED 3300 Math Lesson Plan in LiveText in the ECED 3300 Assignment Section.  Due Oct. 1 at 11:00 p.m.

- Develop a Mathematics Learning Center/Station based on your Common Core Georgia Performance Standard that you will use in the math lesson that you will teach the students in your practicum classroom. (Math Learning Center/Station template) - Due Oct. 8.
Due: Share two "Mathematics Learning Center/Stations" ideas.  Can print out from website or make a sketch.

Due: Current Mathematics Programs Information Assignment

Due:
Turn in at the beginning of class:
Mathematics Lesson Plan to teach to your practicum students.

Due: Post the first/original version of your ECED 3300 Math Lesson Plan in LiveText in the ECED 3300 Assignment Section. Due: Oct. 1 at 11:00 p.m.



9-Oct. 8
math in the classroom  Share Mathematics Learning Center/Station

Give back Lesson Plans for corrections.  Need to let me know the corrections you plan to make to your lesson plan before leaving class.

Due Wednesday Oct. 10 by 3:30 p.m.  Important: Submit hard copy of corrected lesson plan in my hand or mailbox.  To receive 50% of the deducted points, you will need to submit the graded lesson plan, and your corrected lesson plan with corrections highlighted to me before 3:30 on Wednesday Oct. 10.

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.


HOMEWORK:
Due Wednesday Oct. 10 by 3:30 p.m.  Important: Submit hard copy of corrected lesson plan in my hand or mailbox.

(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

-Review for Chapters 1-7 for Midterm Exam

- Have ready for midterm exam review:
Two questions from each of the chapters 1-7 with answers (total of 14 questions & answers) Due Oct.22

Due: Mathematics Learning Center/Station based on your Common Core Georgia Performance Standard that you will use in the math lesson that you will teach the students in your practicum classroom. (Math Learning Center/Station template)

Due: Wednesday Oct. 10 by 3:30 p.m. Important: Submit hard copy of corrected lesson plan in my hand or mailbox.
10-Oct. 15 Fall Break  - No Class
Due: All mathematic lesson plans should be corrected, approved by Dr. Judd, and ready to give to your mentor teacher for approval.  After lesson plan is approved by Dr. Judd and your mentor teacher, then you will be ready to teach your mathematics lesson from Oct. 22 to Nov. 1
11-Oct. 22 math in the classroom Review for Midterm Exam Chapters 1-7
-Have ready for review for midterm exam:
Two questions from each of the chapters 1-7 with answers (total of 14 questions & answers)

Chapter 7
    Using Technology to Teach Mathematics Assignment

- Chapter 7 Assignment - Have information ready to discuss in class, examples of one way to use each of the following technologies in an elementary (K-5) classroom that would enhance the mathematics content:
* Calculators
* Spreadsheets & Data Graphs
* Mathematics Software Program



HOMEWORK:
(Homework assignments need to be typed and will be collected as part of the participation grade)

-Study for Chapters 1-7 for Midterm Exam

- "Plan Ahead"- Turn in copy of the observation evaluation for your math lesson. Due Nov. 5
12-Oct. 29 math in the classroom Midterm Exam on Chapters 1-7

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.



HOMEWORK:
Review Chapters 8 & 9
Chapter 8: Early Number Concepts and Number Sense

Chapter 9: Developing Meanings for the Operations

- Due Nov. 5: Group Teaching Assignment
Directions for Group Activities: See table below with Activity assignments.  Your group needs to be ready to teach your activities to our math class.
 
a. First - State your group's activity problem and teach the students in our class the content of your group's problem (like you would teach to elementary students) using teaching strategies with manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards
b. Explain the thinking and understanding of the elementary students' word in the math book for your group's problem using manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards  (Mathematics Activity Presentation)
Due: All mathematics lesson plans should be corrected, approved by Dr. Judd, and ready to give to your mentor teacher for approval.  After lesson plan is approved by Dr. Judd and your mentor teacher, then you will be ready to teach your mathematics lesson from Oct. 22 to Nov. 15.

- Due Nov. 5: Group Teaching Assignment
a. First - State your group's activity problem and teach the students in our class the content of your group's problem (like you would teach to elementary students) using teaching strategies with manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards
b. Explain the thinking and understanding of the elementary students' word in the math book for your group's problem using manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards  (Mathematics Activity Presentation)

- "Plan Ahead"- Turn in copy of the observation evaluation for your math lesson. Due Nov. 19
13-Nov. 5 math in the classroom Chapter 8: Early Number Concepts and Number Sense

Chapter 9: Developing Meanings for the Operations

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.


- Review the previous mathematics test

 *Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Pearson Education's eTools


HOMEWORK:
Review Chapters 9 & 10
Chapter 9 Developing Meaning for Operations

Chapter 10 Helping Children Master the Basic Facts
also Solving Story Problems

- Continue: Group Teaching Assignment
Directions for Group Activities: See table below with Activity assignments.  Your group needs to be ready to teach your activities to our math class.
 
a. First - State your group's activity problem and teach the students in our class the content of your group's problem (like you would teach to elementary students) using teaching strategies with manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards
b. Explain the thinking and understanding of the elementary students' word in the math book for your group's problem using manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards  (Mathematics Activity Presentation)

Due Nov. 19: Turn in copy of the COE Observation Evaluation for your math lesson.

Due Continue: Group assignment Presentations for Chapter 12 
a. First - State your group's activity problem and teach the students in our class the content of your group's problem (like you would teach to elementary students) using teaching strategies with manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards
b. Explain the thinking and understanding of the elementary students' word in the math book for your group's problem using manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards  (Mathematics Activity Presentation)

- "Plan Ahead"- Need to select the mathematics Common Core Georgia Perfomance Standard for your Final Exam Lesson Plan - Due Dec. 7
14-Nov. 12
 math in the classroom Chapter 9 Developing Meaning for Operations

Chapter 10 Helping Children Master the Basic Facts
also Solving Story Problems

Developing Measurement Concepts

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.

Give out information for Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation

HOMEWORK:
Review Chapters 11, 15 & 20
Chapter 11: Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts

Chapter 15: Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 20: Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts

- Continue: Group Teaching Assignment
Directions for Group Activities: See table below with Activity assignments.  Your group needs to be ready to teach your activities to our math class.
 
a. First - State your group's activity problem and teach the students in our class the content of your group's problem (like you would teach to elementary students) using teaching strategies with manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards
b. Explain the thinking and understanding of the elementary students' word in the math book for your group's problem using manipulatives and/or mini-whiteboards  (Mathematics Activity Presentation)
Due Nov.12: Turn in at the beginning of class the mathematics Common Core Georgia Perfomance Standard selected for your Final Exam Lesson Plan

Due Nov. 19 Turn in at the beginning of class copy of the COE Observation Evaluation for your math lesson.

Due Nov. 19: Turn in at the beginning of class completed page 5 of your problem-based lesson plan that you taught to your students in your practicum classroom.  Complete all information on page 5: R1, R2, R3, AP1, and AP2.
 November 15    ***************    Practicum Ends
15-Nov. 19
math in the classroom Chapter 11: Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts

Chapter 15: Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 20: Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts

*Group members share a website or video posted in BlazeView about today's mathematics content.

- Questions about Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation

HOMEWORK:
Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation
 
Due Nov. 19 Turn in at the beginning of class copy of the COE Observation Evaluation for your math lesson.

Due Nov. 19: Turn in at the beginning of class completed page 5 of your problem-based lesson plan that you taught to your students in your practicum classroom.  Complete all information on page 5: R1, R2, R3, AP1, and AP2.
16-Nov. 26
math in the classroom Group Work Day for Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation


HOMEWORK:
Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation


Due: Math Notebook - Information from Syllabus: Maintain a notebook of course activities and materials, following a specified format (group like materials together, such as notes, assignments, etc.)


17-Dec. 3
math in the classroom Group Work Day for Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation


HOMEWORK:
Final Exam Lesson Plan and Presentation


Dec. 7
Exam
Dec. 7, 2012  Friday Exam Day for
ECED 3300 Section A
ExamTime: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Final Group Presentations
Exam Day
Due: Beginning of exam turn in a copy of Final Group Project
Your group can select the way to present your final project (PowerPoint is optional)
Final Group Presentations


Your Number for
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School and
          StudentsSchool and StudentsSchool and StudentsSchool
          and Students


LiveText
LiveText How To Pages

Google Maps of Earth
Google Map of Moon
EdTech Intro & Tech Resources

computer and books

Past ECSE 3210 Information
PBS & Final Presentation Assignments
students and computer
APA Punctuation
APA Info & Examples
Resources forTeaching & Learning
Pay Attention Video


Collaborative and Constructivist Learning Environment


Judd's Home Page
Assignment
GPS Standards


djudd@valdosta.edu


Judd's Websites
Performance-Based PPT
Past ECED 3300 Information