InterMath | Workshop Support
Geogia College & State University

InterMath: MAED 4510/5510 - CONCEPTS of GEOMETRY

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Lila Roberts & Mrs. Angel Rowe Abney
Office Location: A&S 130
Office Phone: (478) 445-0965 Fax: 445-2606
Email: angel.abney@gcsu.edu; lila.roberts@gcsu.edu
Office Hours: 10:00-11:00, 1:30-2:00 T/TH/F; 3:30-4:30 T/TH; or by appointment

Description | Materials | Outline | Participant | Policies | Assessment

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Goals Addressed:

Improvement Practices:
Participants will gain knowledge and practice in developing instructional activities and strategies for teaching geometry in the middle school classroom in order to positively affect student achievement. Participants will also improve their own mathematical competencies in the area of geometry.

Competencies:

COURSE MATERIALS

COURSE OUTLINE

I. Week 1

A. Introduction to InterMath
B. Introduction to Technology
C. Work through a geometry investigation as a whole class using technology
D. Discuss the components and structure of a write-up (including extensions)

II. Week 2

A. Participants engage in investigations in Points, Lines and Planes
B. Participants begin their first web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios
C. Continued technological teaching and support (especially with GSP and the structure of a write-up)

III. Week 3

A. Participants engage in the Circles investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to include in their online portfolios
C. Continued technological teaching and support (especially with GSP and the structure of a write-up)

IV. Weeks 4-5

A. Participants engage in the Triangle Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Introduction of spreadsheet program

V. Weeks 6-7

A. Participants engage in the Quadrilateral Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Introduction of graphing program

VI. Week 8

A. Participants engage in the Polygon Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios

C. Discuss and brainstorm ideas about modifying the InterMath experience for a middle school mathematics classroom

VII. Weeks 9-10

A. Participants engage in the 3-D Object Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios

VIII. Week 11

A. Participants explore systems of measurement and Logic investigations
B. Participants add middle school lesson plan to their online portfolios

IX. Week 12

A. Participants engage in Coordinate Geometry Investigations
B. Each participant creates a technology-enhanced mathematical investigation for their own classroom
C. Participants add middle school lesson plan to their online portfolios

X. Week 13

A. Participants engage in Transformational Geometry Investigations
B. . Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Participants should work on a lesson plan consistent with InterMath for their students

XI. Week 14

A. Each participant will take a Geometry exam

B. presents their entire instructional activity to the entire class
C. Class will provide feedback on the lesson plan

9.  MATHEMATICAL CONTENT EXPLORED THROUGH THE INVESTIGATIONS
(Click Here to see a list of selected InterMath investigations clustered for Geometry )

Points, Lines and Planes

Circles

Quadrilaterals

Triangles

Polygons

3-D Objects

 

PARTICIPANTS

Lindell Dillion

Tabitha Davis

Jennifer Woods

Jana Bowling

Laura Sims

Lauren Mofield

Carla McNeely

Lauren Johnson

Andrea Heath

Erin Grotel-Bundrige

Tiffany Graham

Amanda Pulley

Chantel Lewis

Norma Smith

Erin Hutto

 

 


COURSE POLICIES

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Undergraduate:

Participants will be assessed on the content and quality of their online portfolios. Feedback and suggested modifications for a select number of write-ups will be provided throughout the workshop. Assessment will be based on use of representation, analysis, appropriate selection and use of technological tools, creation of extensions, and accuracy of mathematics. In addition to the investigation write-ups, the participants will also create a mathematics lesson that integrates technology and geometry for use in their own classroom. Points will be assigned on a rubric, to be given later, addressing the above criteria. The grade will be determined by a ratio of points earned divided by total possible points multiplied by 100.

60% Write-ups
20% Lesson Plans
20% Final Exam

For final percentages falling in the following intervals, a student will earn at least the corresponding letter grade: [90,100] A; [80, 89.99] B; [70, 79.99] C, [60, 69.99] D; [0, 59.99] F

Graduate:

Participants will be assessed on the content and quality of their online portfolios. Feedback and suggested modifications for a select number of write-ups will be provided throughout the workshop. Assessment will be based on use of representation, analysis, appropriate selection and use of technological tools, creation of extensions, and accuracy of mathematics. In addition to the investigation write-ups, the participants will also create a mathematics lesson that integrates technology and geometry for use in their own classroom. Graduate students will be asked to align their write-ups and lesson plans with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). http://www.georgiastandards.org
Points will be assigned on a rubric, to be given later, addressing the above criteria. The grade will be determined by dividing the number of points earned by total possible points and multiplying by 100 to obtain a percentage of points earned.

60% Write-ups
20% Lesson Plans
20% Final Exam

For final percentages falling in the following intervals, a student will earn at least the corresponding letter grade: [90,100] A; [80, 89.99] B; [70, 79.99] C, [60, 69.99] D; [0, 59.99] F