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 Rational number course The purpose of this course is for teachers to: Develop mathematical content knowledge Explore mathematical investigations using technology Become more proficient with technology for mathematical problem solving Align mathematical investigations with Georgia Performance Standards The participants in this course will be expected to: Complete 10 write-ups and align work with the GPS's Here is a template for your write-ups (in Word format). Here is a sample write-up. Complete 2 lesson plans aligning with GPS's Here is a template for your lesson plan (in Word format). Write a reflection and email it to the instructor after each class meeting. Day 1  Introduction              Introduction to InterMath Talking Points Quiz Group investigations Introduction to Fraction Bars Day 2  Parts Group investigations Surrounding Numbers Individual Investigations: Land Dispute Fractional Parts Pandigital Fraction Beaker Comparison Day 3  Parts of Parts Group Investigations    Where is that Fraction? Fraction Situations Individual investigations Day 4 Pesky Parts I Group investigations   Cans and Containers Exploring Division with Fractions Individual Investigations Day 5 Pestky Parts II Group Invesigations What does 3 divided by 1/2 look like? Juice Containers Individual Investigations The Meaning of 1/3 Natasha's Idea Day 6 Decimal Multiplication Group Investigations Estimating the Point Decimals as Arrays Individual Investigations Decimal Diagram Moving the Point Partial Products & Decimals Day 7  Multiplication Group Investigations Base-Ten Block Multiplication Exploring Multiplication with Fractions Day 8  Decimal Division I Group Investigations Two Models of Decimal Division Let's Help Ms. Lee Individual Investigations Cliff or Evelyn? Joel's Solution Day 9 Decimal Division II Group Investigations Two Interpretations of Decimal Division Day 10 Ratios Group Investigations Adding Ratios Which is Larger? Jumping Monkeys Individual Investigations Boys and Girls in the Class Mathematics Football Players Laurel's Muffins Ratio of a + b to b + c Day 11 Proportions Group Investigations Math & Cookies Proportions and Graphs Individual Investigations Which Movie is Best? Fair Share Drink Mixes Intersecting Chords Day 12 Inverse Proportions Group Investigations Exploring Rectangle Properties Inversely Proportional Individual Investigations Day 13  Decimal Division II Group Investigations Mathopia Farm Day 14  Rational Number Mania Rational Number Discussion
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