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  • Math Part 2 Assignment: Prepare a family night presentation explaining how mathematics is changing. Give specific examples based on your reading and WebCT discussion as it relates to your math program and this assignment in particular. What are your beliefs about teaching elementary mathematics? Prepare a one-page handout for parents with the key points highlighted. Include 3 - 4 potential questions you might receive from parents/guardians, and write responses to those questions. Include a bibliography of online and offline resources that you used.
  • Renee Family Night Presentation

    1. 1. Family Math Night <ul><li>Image from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/websites/math.shtm </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter: Renee Cameron </li></ul><ul><li>Please view each notes page to see script for assignment </li></ul>
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>How do kids learn? </li></ul><ul><li>My beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking & writing during math class </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. How do kids learn math? <ul><li>Traditional Math </li></ul><ul><li>Rote </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Math Today </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>
    4. 4. My Beliefs <ul><li>Any child can learn math </li></ul><ul><li>Children construct their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>All children can learn math concepts through problem solving activities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Constructing Math Knowledge
    6. 6. Problem-Solving <ul><li>Creates confident mathematicians </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers to the real-world </li></ul><ul><li>Allows making connections </li></ul>
    7. 7. A Math Lesson Today <ul><li>Getting started </li></ul><ul><li>Working on it </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting and Connecting </li></ul>Problem Solving Strategy Poster images from: http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/edu/pdf/Mod18_sample_posters.pdf
    8. 8. Speaking & Writing during Math <ul><li>Safe to talk about math </li></ul><ul><li>Safe to write about math </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect answers are valuable </li></ul>
    9. 9. Questions <ul><li>How will my child memorize the basic facts? </li></ul><ul><li>How will this help them in high school? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I help my child when I wasn’t taught math this way? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you use the text book? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>A Guide to Effective Instruction in Math, K-6, Vol. 2. Problem Solving and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Burns, Marilyn (2007). About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource: Math Solutions : Pearson Publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>Funderstanding theories. Retrieved October 19, 2008 from http://www.funderstanding.com/about_learning.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>eWorkshop –Online Teaching Resource. (2008) Retrieved October 19, 2008 from http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/edu/pdf/Mod18_sample_posters.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>McIntosh, Margaret E.; Draper, Roni Jo. (2001). Using learning logs in mathematics: writing to learn. Mathematics teacher. v. 94 no. 7 p. 544-547. Tolliver, K. Math and Communication. Retrieved October 19, 2008 from http://www.fasenet.org/store/kay_toliver/math_and_communication.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Murphy, E. (1997). Constructivism from philosophy to practice Retrieved October 19, 2008, from http://www.cdli.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/cle.html </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Educational Development t Laboratory: Classroom Compass Winter 1994 v. 1 no. 3 Retrieved October 19, 2008 from http://www.sedl.org/scimath/compass/v01n03/welcome.html </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs taken with the permission of classroom teachers that Renee Cameron worked with as a Math Coach, 2007-2008 </li></ul>

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