InterMath Workshop Support

 

Program:

InterMath Geometry

Location:

Washington/Wilkes County

Date:

Fall 2006

Instructors and

Contact Info:

Al LaPointe lapointe@uga.edu

Susan Sexton sextons@uga.edu

 

 

 


Goals Addressed:

  Participants will:

 

 

 

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:

Participants will be able to:

 

 

 

Performance Indicators:

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

 

 

 

Assessments:

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.

 

 

 

 

Course Outline:

August 10, 2006:  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)

 

 

August 24, 2006:  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)

 

 

September 7, 2006:  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)

 

 

September 21, 2006:  Class 4

A. Participants engage in the Triangle (part 1) Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Introduction of spreadsheet program

 

 

September 29, 2006:  Class 5-6

A. Participants engage in the Triangle (part 2) and Quadrilateral (part 1) Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Introduction of graphing program

 

 

October 5, 2006:  Class 7

A. Participants engage in the Quadrilateral (part 2) Investigations
B. Participants add write-ups to their online portfolios
C. Introduction of graphing program

 

 

October 19, 2006:  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

 

 

October 27, 2006:  Class 9-10

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

 

 

November 2, 2006:  Class 11

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

 

 

November 16, 2006:  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

 

 

December 7, 2006:  Class 13

A. Each participant will present their entire instructional activity to the entire class
B. Class will provide feedback on the lesson plan

C. Each participant will take a Geometry exam

 

MATHEMATICAL CONTENT EXPLORED THROUGH THE INVESTIGATIONS

Points, Lines and Planes

Circles

Quadrilaterals

Triangles

Polygons

3-D Objects