September 10
Continue Discussion from August 27 Meeting
Brynja Kohler
Please finish the reading on your own before our meeting. Some specific discussion questions we will address are:
1, How does the ICAS document compare with the Utah Core Standards?
2, What should be modified if this document were not specific to college readiness, but about high school graduation?
3, Should more or less mathematics be taught in schools?
4, Are the examples in the subject matter section good problems? What for?
5, How would different stakeholders use this document?
6, Is this statement about college readiness reflected in college instruction of mathematics?

September 17
Math for America Cohort Meeting
Chelsea Parrish (Logan High School) presenting

September 24
Michael Buhler (USU) presenting Spock, Euler and Madison: Graph Theory as a Vehicle to Teach Mathematical Thinking: What do Spock, Euler and Madison have in common? Graph Theory of course! We will explore how to use graph theory to get students to think about math in new ways. Students will be perplexed be the impossibility of a five-colorable map, learn to prove theorems with water pipes, interpret data by predicting the outcome of the Super Bowl using Tournaments and so much more using the conceptually simple and yet pedagogically rich mathematics of connections called Graph Theory.

October 1
Presenter: Brynja Kohler
Probability for 7th Graders

October 29
Presenter: Justin Heavilin: Logarithmic and Exponential Functions.
I have typed up some notes and my thoughts that I hope will help guide a discussion on how to better introduce and develop the ideas of logarithms, exponents, inverse functions and transcendental numbers. Article

August 27

Introductions and Organization

Brynja Kohler

"Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students" by California's ICAS.

http://www.asccc.org/papers/statement-competencies-mathematics-expected-entering-college-students

September 3

Labor Day - No meeting

September 10

Continue Discussion from August 27 Meeting

Brynja Kohler

Please finish the reading on your own before our meeting. Some specific discussion questions we will address are:

1, How does the ICAS document compare with the Utah Core Standards?

2, What should be modified if this document were not specific to college readiness, but about high school graduation?

3, Should more or less mathematics be taught in schools?

4, Are the examples in the subject matter section good problems? What for?

5, How would different stakeholders use this document?

6, Is this statement about college readiness reflected in college instruction of mathematics?

September 17

Math for America Cohort Meeting

Chelsea Parrish (Logan High School) presenting

September 24

Michael Buhler (USU) presenting

What do Spock, Euler and Madison have in common? Graph Theory of course! We will explore how to use graph theory to get students to think about math in new ways. Students will be perplexed be the impossibility of a five-colorable map, learn to prove theorems with water pipes, interpret data by predicting the outcome of the Super Bowl using Tournaments and so much more using the conceptually simple and yet pedagogically rich mathematics of connections called Graph Theory.Spock, Euler and Madison: Graph Theory as a Vehicle to Teach Mathematical Thinking:October 1

Presenter: Brynja Kohler

Probability for 7th Graders

October 8

Presenter: Ashley Salisbury

Topic: TBA

[MfA Fall Conference Oct 12-13]

October 15

Presenter: Derrick Harkness

Topic: "Preparing and Supporting Mentor Teachers of Field Experiences for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Candidates.”

Gutierrez_Teacher_Communities, linda_darlinghammond_article1, TeachingWorks, Leatham_and_Peterson

October 22

Lesson Study

Brynja Kohler

[UCTM Oct 26-27]

October 29

Presenter: Justin Heavilin: Logarithmic and Exponential Functions.

I have typed up some notes and my thoughts that I hope will help guide a discussion on how to better introduce and develop the ideas of logarithms, exponents, inverse functions and transcendental numbers.

Article

November 5

Presenter: Eric Thorson

Bosse 2008

November 12

Math for America Cohort Meeting

Debrief UCTM & Fall Workshop

Stacey Seeger (Granite Peaks High School) presenting

November 19

Ashley Salisbury

Implementing Portfolios as a form of assessment

Article

November 26

Shawn Fowers

December 3

Curtis Frazier

December 10

Math for America Cohort Meeting

Eric Rowley leads problem solving.

The following resources have to do with teaching portfolio development: UETS, portfolios-UETS, USU teaching portfolios, Peer Evaluation