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October 15, 2014

ON LINE COURSE EVALUATION(to be activated at the end of the semester)

## CLASS MEMBERS

Sarah E. Erwin Kirsten S. Keels Brooke C. Koblitz Kristina Patel Julia E. Przybyla-Kuchek Benjamin C. Roper Dongjo ShinClick

HEREto send an e-mail to all of the class and to the instructor. Use the e-mails above for sending individual messages.

## Some Entertainment (or is it?)

Romance of the Dot and the Line- Film

Donald in Mathmagic Land- Film

Teachers are People-- a 1952 Disney short film

Flatland -- A Romance of Many Dimensions-- a book in htmlTeacher's Resignation Letter . . . My Profession no Longer Exists

SHORTCUT NAVIGATIONS ON THE WEB SITE

Annotated Bibliography -- Class project2014

August 27 entries

September 3 entries

September 10 entries

September 17 entries

September 24 entries

October 1 entries

October 8 entries(Fall break is on Friday October 31, not Wednesday October 29)

October 22 entries

October 29 entries

November 5 entries

November 12 entries

November 19 entries

Annotated Bibliography Combined in Alphabetical Order, 2014

This class will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:40 to 7:40. Note that the first class meets on August 20 and the last class meeting is December , that is, only one class after the Thanksgiving break. Our assigned Final Examination time is 6:30 - 9:30 on Wednesday, December 17.

University policy requires that the syllabus is to be posted to the University web site for each time a course is taught. There is tremendous variability in what is included in a syllabus. Further, the technology is out of date and web links included in our syllabus will not be active in the copy posted to the University. Not all syllabi from previous offerings of EMAT 7050 have been posted.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The EMAT 7050 course is designed to investigate scholarly and practical issues that impact on the teaching of mathematics in grades 6 - 12. It will be a rather significant foray into the scholarly literature in mathematics education with a particular examination of research and policy issues.

The course will not be a methods course and appropriate degree programs from mathematics education for students in this course include Master of Education, Master of Arts, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program for secondary mathematics should consider EMAT 6360 Teaching of Secondary Mathematics instead of EMAT 7050.

Students in the Master of Education program for middle school have taken this course in the past. Mathematics background is assumed.

Doctoral students in the mathematics Ph.D. program who are seeking the Certificate Program for Mathematics Education should consult an advisor for selecting the most appropriate course.

Historical overview of Mathematics Education (Waggener)

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM)

CCSSM Standards of Mathematical Practice

Learning to Think Mathematically(Schoenfeld)

Let Us Teach Guessing(Polya) (Slow-loading video. 60 minutes)The Learning of Mathematics: Its Theory and Practice (NCTM 21st Yearbook, 1953)

## References

I suppose all of these "references" could have been combined with the above section on "Materials." Class discussion will help to focus on the relevance of different pieces of this literature base. The course agenda will challenge us to expand the literature base as well as sift out items of limited relevance.

The "references" and "materials" will be expanded by the course productions, described below, that each student will produce.

Annotated Bibliography -- Class project, 2014. (Week by week link)

Each class member will submit at least one annotated bibliography item each class meeting. An item should

-- cite an article relevant to discussions of "mathematics instruction." If you read an article and feel it is not contributing, do not write it up; find another article. See the References for sample format of citations.

-- provide a full bibliographic citations (e.g., author(s), date of publication, title, and source). If the article is available on the web, so indicate.

-- the annotation should be no more that 150 words. It should, of course, convey something about the substance of the article and be thorough enough to allow others to decide if we want to examine the original.

-- if two people prepare a write-up of the same article, I expect you to get together and prepare a single, consensus annotation.

-- if you are motivated to read an article for which someone else has prepared a write-up and you disagree with their annotation or feel it can be improved with your input, meet with them and deal with it.

Items can be sent to me Tuesday evening before class on Wednesday and I will post them to the Annotated Bibliography link. I will post them as PDF files, but you can submit as either MicroSoft Word or PDF.

Annotated Bibliography -- Class project, 2013. (Week by week link)

CLASS ESSAYS (Papers in Progress)

Two essays will be required from each of the class members to be posted on the web site. The first is due on October 15. The second is due on December 3.

You will be expected to read and critique each other's October 15 essays.

EXAMINATIONS

Mid-term examination. Essay question. Take home. You will be given the examination on October 15 and it is due on October 22.

Final examination. Essay question. Take home. You will be given the examination on December 3 and it will be due on December 17.Examination responses and feedback will

NOTbe posted to the web page.

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