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  Workshop Support | Instructors' Section | Data Analysis   DATA ANALYSIS SYLLABUS

1. PROGRAM TITLE: InterMath - Data Analysis

Instructor:
        YOUR NAME
                    e-mail:

Office Address

        Street Address

        School

        CITY, STATE ZIP

Telephone:

 Fax:

 Office Hours: Upon request.

 

Important Information:

2. GOALS ADDRESSED

Participants will:

3. IMPROVEMENT PRACTICES

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

4. COMPETENCIES

Participants will be able to:

5. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:

6. PREPARATION PHASE

Dates: Fall 2002
Instructor: Dr. Wilson/Dr. Gootman
Location: UGA campus
Strategies: Internet exploration, electronic and classroom discussions, lectures, exploration of mathematical investigations, investigation write-ups, collaborative brainstorming, lesson planning, presentations

7. ASSESSMENT

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 algebra for use in their own classroom.

8. COURSE OUTLINE

I. Classes 1-2

A. Introduction to InterMath
B. Introduction to Technology
C. Work through a data analysis investigation as a whole class using technology
D. Participants engage in Probability activities using Microsoft Excel

E. Participants complete their first web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios

III. Class 3

A. Participants engage in investigations dealing with calculating probability.
B. Participants complete web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios
C. Continued technological teaching and support (especially with Excel and the structure of a write-up)

IV. Classes 4-5

A. Participants engage in investigations dealing with theoretical and experimental probabilities.
B. Participants complete web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios

V. Class 6

A. Participants are introduced to dynamic geometry software.
B. Participants engage in activities dealing with probability and GSP to reinforce their GSP skills.
C. Participants complete web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios.

VI. Classes 7-8

A. Participants engage in investigations dealing with displaying and interpreting data
B. Participants are introduced to Graphing Calculator software

C. Participants engage in activities to develop their graphing calculator skills

D. Participants complete web page write-ups to include in their online portfolios.

VII. Classes 9-10

A. Participants engage in the mean, median and mode investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios

C. Participants revisit and revise one or more write-ups in their online portfolio.

VIII. Class 11

A. Participants complete investigations based on measures of dispersion.
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios

IX. Class 12

A. Participants participate in a discussion about the significance of statistics.

B. Participants engage in investigations based on real-world statistics.
C. Discuss and brainstorm ideas about modifying InterMath experience for a middle school mathematics classroom 

X. Class 13

A. Each participant creates a technology-enhanced mathematical investigation for their own classroom.
B. Participants are encouraged to collaborate with each other for ideas and feedback.

C. Participants will add their lesson plan to their on-line portfolios.

XI. Class 14

A. Each participant presents their instructional activity to the entire class.
B. If the activity was implemented in the classroom, participant will discuss what went well, what was difficult, what can be improved, etc.
C. Each participant will take a mathematics exam

9.  MATHEMATICAL CONTENT EXPLORED THROUGH THE INVESTIGATIONS
 

Statistics

Probability

(Click Here to see a list of selected InterMath investigations clustered for Data Analysis )