**Math 316 - Teaching Mathematics
in the Middle Grades**

Course
D2L link

Syllabus

Capstone - Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice

Blackline Masters for Textbook

Announcements

Course outlinethe assignments posted in D2L

Unit 1- Foundations of Student-Centered Instruction & Flexible Strategies for Whole Number Computation

Unit 2 - Fraction Concepts and Computation & Decimal and Percent Concepts and Decimal Computation

Unit 3 - Extending the Number System & Developing Concepts of Ratio and Proportion

Unit 4 - Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts & Developing Measurement Concepts and Formulas

Unit 5 - Algebraic Reasoning & Exploring Functions

Problems from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Student Teaching Application for Fall Semester due by and for next spring due September 15.

Capstone Portfolio Assignments This involves ten assignments to be submitted to Live Text along with a summary of how each addresses the particular standard

Math Educator Sites

Publishers' Resources - Online books and many other resources specific to many mathematics textbooks

Dynamic Graph Paper - NCTM's Illuminations site that allows you to create graph paper with axis labels of your choice and save as a pdf or jpeg

MathTools-A great search tool
for math activities, lesson plans, stories, tools, technology PoWs, and support
material.

http://mathforum.org/mathtools

Pi - Ideas for activities, learning and entertainment. There are songs you can play for your students or teach to your students for a sing-a-long. There are quotes, stories, memory records and links to other great Pi Day sites.

Math
Forum Internet News-Subscribe to this weekly email that helps you keep up
with Math and Math Education on the Internet

http://www.mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mfin.faq.html

TI Math -activities in your subject area and your choice of TI graphing calculator

Texas Instruments-More activities, downloads, professiona development, grant sources, ...

Real Time Data Sites - The Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology contains over 3 dozen Real Time Data Site links. http://www.ciese.org/realtimedatasites.html

Brain Boosters - Dozens of questions to challenge students in such areas as Lateral Thinking, Logic Number and Math Play, Reasoning,and| Spatial Awareness

Interactivate
Shodor- Very good interactive online Java-based courseware for exploration
in science and mathematics

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/

National Library Virtual Manipulatives -online learning units (eModules) for 3-12 mathematics, Browse resources and if you consider the lessons and activities register at no cost. http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/

**Math Competitions**

o MathCounts
for middle school students is an annual competition with weekly practice found
at http://mathcounts.org/Page.aspx?pid=355

o Tri-college
Math Contest this year it will be at MSUM March 17th, 2010 See http://web.mnstate.edu/math/tricollege_math.html

o American Mathematics Competitions
(AMC) found at http://www.unl.edu/amc/whatswhat.shtml

o Minnesota State High School
Mathematics League information can be found at http://www.macalester.edu/mathleague/

**Math Standards**

Minnesota
Math Standards

http://education.state.mn.us/mde/Academic_Excellence/Academic_Standards/Mathematics/index.html

North
Dakota Math Standards

http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/standard/content/math/index.shtm

Common Core State Standards
Initiative (CCSSI)

http://www.corestandards.org/

California Math Standards

http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/

National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

http://standards.nctm.org/

ND
Job Service-ND Math Teacher postings

http://www.ndworkforceconnection.com/jobbanks/default.asp?session=jobsearch&geo=3801000000

ED
post-MN teaching positions listed

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/joblistings/edpost/

**Software**

*Peanut Software- a collection of shareware software for students in grades 7-college. Download to your home computer by going to http://math.exeter.edu/rparris

Graph
Paper Printer-print numerous kinds of graph papers, music manuscripts and
pattern papers, with user-defined sizes and colors.

http://pharm.kuleuven.be/pharbio/gpaper.htm

Geocadabra a geometry, probability tree, and calculator with a demo version that can be downloaded at no cost. http://www.geocadabra.nl/geocadabra_english_downloads.htm

Student
Sites

Minnesota MCA Practice Exams Math - TI Learning checks that can be downloaded.

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/activityexchange/activity_detail.do?activityid=5912&cid=us

Shooting
Balls - one or two player game reinforcing slope and intercept.

http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00065/toepassing_wisweb.en.html

**APlusMath**- Rapid
Math Practice, Select Flashcards and go down to Advanced Addition, Subtraction,
Multiplication and Division under Non-Java Flashcards

**Parent Sites
**

Parents Know - Resources for parent by children's ages. http://www.parentsknow.state.mn.us/