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Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics

Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2011 - 16:00 - Monday, February 7, 2011 - 16:00

The first topic for the Math Teacher Training Seminar (MATH5905) this semester is Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics. I'll be posting some reference materials on this page to help with the discussion.

Videos: (See bottom of post for links.)

Decimals Worksheet

This worksheet concentrates on some arithmetic properties and other aspects of decimal numbers.

Fractions Arithmetic Worksheet

This worksheet provides some practice with the arithmetic of fractions.

Assignment 2

Due Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2011 - 16:00

Section 7.1 (pp. 418--420)
A: 1--15 odd.
B: 1--4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13.

Section 7.2 (pp. 433-437)
A: 1, 3, 4, 6, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25.
B: 4, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23, 24, 27.
Mathematical Connections: 3.

Section 7.3 (pp. 447--450)
A: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15.
B: 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18.
Mathematical Connections: 3.

Section 7.4 (pp. 456--460)
A: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 18.
B: 4, 5, 7, 15, 18, 24.
Mathematical Connections: 3, 4.

Dividing Fractions Worksheet

We didn't do this worksheet in class, but you may find it useful for learning/teaching the division of fractions.

Fraction Patterns Worksheet

This worksheet uses the shaped and colored fraction blocks.

Volunteer at Local Schools

Pioneer Elementary and Sanchez Elementary schools in Lafayette
need tutors and classroom helpers for Elementary school students.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of our CU volunteer coordinators: Ryan at Ryan.Grover@Colorado.edu or Amy at Amy.keighley@Colorado.edu.

If you are interested, we would ask that you be able to commit to helping out 3 - 4 times during the semester.

This is a great place to come up with ideas for your final project!
(You can use your experiences at the school to build your final project.)

Office Assignment

Due Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2011 - 13:00 - Friday, January 21, 2011 - 13:00

Print out the PDF that is attached to this post, fill it out, and bring it to my office. If I am not in my office when you arrive, but someone else is there, leave the paper on my desk. If nobody is around (the door will be closed), then slide the paper under the door.

Assignment 1

Due Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2011 - 13:00

Section 6.1 (pp. 357-362)
A: 1-9, 11, 12, 17, 18.
Mathematical Connections: 1.

Section 6.2 (pp. 375-381)
A: 1-9, 11, 13, 14, 15.
Mathematical Connections: 1.

Section 6.3 (pp. 399-406)
A: 1-7, 9, 11-16, 18, 19, 21, 23.
Mathematical Connections: 1.

Notes: Do not wait until the due date (or the day before) to start your homework. With that said, some time on the due date will be used for group work with the goal of finishing, communicating, and understanding the homework problems.

Remember that the Undergraduate Mathematics Resource Center (UMRC, "The Center") is open on school days and is staffed with undergraduate and graduate students who can answer questions you may have.

Syllabus

The syllabus is contained as a PDF attachment to this post.

This is the website specific to section 003. The common website is located at http://math.colorado.edu/~hilljb/s2011math1120

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