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Math, thinking and spreadsheets

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Look: Concepts
Read: Chapter Overview 
Mathematics, Spreadsheets, Thinking & Graphing.
Read: 6
NCTM Principles The technology principle is part of a set of six principles
that undergird the practice of teaching mathematics.
Read: The
Technology Principle of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
is simple. Use technology.
TPACK (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators)
Read: Math
and the LEAP Problem Processing Model The language of mathematical
problem solving fits well with the LEAP model. Note the way that
the math language complements and extends the language used in other content
areas such as science.
What is the best question to ask in a given situation so that problem solving
can succeed? To pause and think, to correctly frame the problem, whether
from an ethical, a critical or a creative perspective is essential to an
effective solution. Compare different models of higher order thinking skills (HOTS) and memorize a question format for each level of the Revised 2000 version.
Look: Technical
Skim these teacher technology competencies: Spreadsheets & Graphing Do you have these basic skills?
Optional
GIS explanation and
free software to download and explore.
ESRI's GIS systems
Relevant Math journal articles with annotation
Web site that helps
teach the math in many math textbooks
DataSpaceWeb
Lab for Advanced Computing
GapMinder
SmartBoard Training

Evoke
All read and complete spreadsheet study:
Teaming: Create a lesson plan that teaches about spreadsheets with a class team which divides up responsibilities for integrating all media taught to date in the course.
* eCROP site (link in Blackboard): contribute at least 1 question related to this chapter on audio and 1 contribution to someone else's question related to this chapter. They do not have to be in your own section.

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Finish chapter readings and assigned handson activities.
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