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  Workshop Support | Instructors' Section    GEOMETRY SYLLABUS

1. PROGRAM TITLE: InterMath - Geometry

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 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.

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 geometry for use in their own classroom.

8. COURSE OUTLINE

I. Class 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. Class 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. Class 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. Classes 4-5

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

C. Introduction of spreadsheet program

V. Classes 6-7

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

VI. Class 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. Classes 9-10

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

VIII. Class 11

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

IX. Class 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. Class 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. Class 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
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Click Here to see a list of selected InterMath investigations clustered for Geometry )

Points, Lines and Planes

Circles

Quadrilaterals

Triangles

Polygons

3-D Objects