Week | Topics | Reading | Assignments |

1Aug. 28 | Syllabus Overview, explanation of responsibilities and assignment expectations, Math Anxiety, Research in Mathematics, Theoretical Perspectives (Cognitive, Environmentalism, Constructivism), Content Standards Introduction. | Burns Ch. 1 | Sign up for Evernote |

2Sept. 4 | Review Home Learning Environment research article. | Burns Ch. 2, 3 | Due: Complete week 1 note in Evernote |

3Sept. 11 | Overview of summary of research assignment, Computers in Mathematics: investigating mathematics computer programs Building Blocks and Math Steps. | Moomaw Ch. 1, 2Handout:Effective Use of Computers with Young Children | |

4Sept. 18 | Number and Operations Strand (counting, comparing, place value, ordinal and cardinal numbers, connecting number words, numerals, quantities, rational numbers, addition and subtraction, computation tools), Number & Operations Activity Centers, Principles in Teaching. | Burns Ch. 4, 5Moomaw Ch. 3 Handout: Principles in Teaching Math:Number and Operations | |

5Sept. 25 | Lesson Plan Format, Pre and post assessment, Fieldwork overview. | Burns Ch. 6, 7 | Due: Summary of Research |

6Oct. 2 | Processing Strands: Representation, Communication, Problem-Solving, Reasoning, and Connections. | Burns Ch. 8 | |

7Oct. 9 | Algebra Strand (sort, classify, order, patterns, symbolic notation, qualitative and quantitative change), Algebraic Functions, Algebra Activity Centers. | Moomaw Ch. 4 | Due:Number and Operations Lesson Plan |

8Oct. 16 | Mathematics for English Language Learners, Cultural Aspects of Children Mathematics. | Burns Ch. 10, 11 | |

9Oct. 23 | Geometry Strand (attributes of two and three dimensional shapes, composing and decomposing shapes, transformations, visualization, position, direction and distance; find and name locations), Geometry Activity Centers, Geometry Photo Assessment. | Moomaw Ch. 5 | Due:Algebra Lesson Plan |

10Oct. 30 | Review of lesson plan format, Storybook Math: Book Sharing, Midterm | Burns Ch. 12,13 | Due:Book Sharing |

11Nov. 6 | Measurement Strand (compare and order, standard and non-standard units, appropriate measurement tools), Measurement Activity Centers. | Moomaw Ch. 6 Handout: Using Storybooks to Help Young Children Make Sense of Math | Due:Geometry Lesson Plan |

12Nov. 13 | Data Analysis and Probability Strand (pose questions and gather data, classify according to attributes, parts of sets and data, likely and unlikely), Data Analysis and Probability Activity Centers. | Moomaw Ch. 7 | Due:Burns’ Paper |

13Nov. 20 | Teaching math through video. Meet online. | ||

14Nov. 27 | Literature/Math connections, Bloom’s Taxonomy, California Common Core. | Moomaw Ch. 8 | Due:Measurement Lesson Plan & Fieldwork Hours |

15Dec. 4 | Presentation of Implemented Lesson | Due:Peer evaluation in class | |

16Dec. 11 | Final Exam: Extend a math concept throughout the day. | Due:Final Lesson Plan submitted on TaskStream |