2011-12 NMPDS trainings:

Summary of activities:

Vocabulary Strategies: http://esu6vocabulary.wikispaces.com/Reinforcing+Taught+Words
  • personal dictionary
  • Password
  • Matching--word and definition or groups of three (Fraction, decimal, percent) (word, definition, picture) etc
  • Musical Cards to mix up cards
  • Inside-Outside circle
  • Head Banz (put card on forehead play 21 questions to determine term)
  • I have ... Who Has ???? Use with Choral Response, draw name card, Scavenger Hunt, individually or in small group put the cards in a circle,
  • Bingo
  • a list of vocabulary used on the NeSAM is available on the SIT site. http://www.education.ne.gov/academicstandards/sit/ check on math glossary box and download the glossary.
  • I have ...Who has ???? line up or circle
  • Taboo
  • Pyramid
  • Family Feud
  • Quizlet The app for your iPad is Flashcards* (logo is white check in green box)
  • Riddle
  • Quick draw
  • Single word strategies
  • Analogies
  • What is my number? (number or word on back with 21 questions)
Instructional Strategies shared to this point:
  • Interaction sequence
  • Randomly calling on students
  • Primacy-recency
Blogs to follow:
  • Octagon to pinwheel
  • Homework Alternatives http://lenny-homework.wikispaces.com/How+to+Improve
    • Homework Sums
    • Line-up or Circle Up, Scavenger Hunt
    • Piece-Meal or Cooperative Activity
  • Random Rectangles
  • Old Faithful eruptions
  • Huff and Puff
  • Mystery Blocks
  • Line of best fit
  • Box plot
  • Geogebra
  • Go Low or Go Home
  • Frog Olympics
  • Light Bulb Problems
Response Sheet information
  • use non-glare sheet and dry erase markers
  • Erasers can be found at http://dryerase.com click on the left side "markers and erasers" and go to the bottom of the page. 30 erasers for $14.70

Agenda March Session 5

Please put out your name tag
  • Remember to register for 2012-13 NMPDS and this summer's L to J.
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  • Geogebra--Chuck
    • math games and prof "ripple effect" http://www.youplay.com/
    • GeoGebra - Linear Programming Max Min Application
    • GeoGebra Challenge Problem - Ratio of Areas of parts of a Square
    • Ripple Effect - A puzzle-like game.
  • Post-test Evaluation—Pre-test was given in September
    • We want to allow time for you to comfortably complete the post-test evaluation. When you finish the assessment choose from the activities below to finish the time.
  • Choice activities
    • Take a look at the “Pi Day Activities” for March 14th, located in March folder.
    • Take a look at the spreadsheet “Data Analyzer” which is in this month’s folder. Lenny will provide an overview before we start. Located in March folder.
    • Exploring sample K-8 Common Core questions-De
    • Identify and create a list of mathematics vocabulary for your courses.
    • Decide how to implement a personal dictionary for your students.
    • Create your own pyramid game. Two different templates are provided.
    • Create slides for Family Feud or password.
    • Use the spreadsheet “Flash Card Plus”:
      • to create a set of matching cards (term, description, and graphic)
      • flash cards (consider using table tent)
      • I Have … Who has ?? for “line up or circle up”
      • Create sheets for “scavenger hunt”
      • Create cards for “Head Banz” (place card on forehead and play 21 questions)
    • Create ideas and cards for a match up game
      • Fraction—decimal—percent
      • Degrees—radians—pi radians
      • Equation—graph—table
      • point slope—slope intercept—two-point
      • Equation—amplitude—period
    • Create Taboo template card to fill in when students provide examples
    • Create Analogies using the template
    • Use Jeopardy slides to create your own game
    • Check out the favorite web sites collected on our wiki http://nmpdsagenda.wikispaces.com/Favorite+Web+Pages
    • Check out the favorite videos on our wiki http://nmpdsagenda.wikispaces.com/Videos
    • Geogebra explorations
      • Tutorials from Chuck
    • Down load “screen shot software” and use to take some pictures of box plots, graphs, or others and use to write questions.
  • Vocabulary Activities--Lenny
  • Final Evaluations
    • Teacher survey—status of your teaching experience
    • End of course survey—similar to what we have collected each month.

Agenda Feb. Session 4

Christmas Special The Gauss Christmath Special on youtube by Vihart displays interesting patterns created through 12 days of Christmas song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxnX5_LbBDU

Agenda Nov. Session 3

Arlene Mitchell from RMC will be in attendance to observe and conduct a focus group the November Lincoln and Omaha sites.
http://www.youcandothecube.com/secret-unlocked/solution-stage-one.aspx Is the Rubik cube coming back?

overlapping squares Geogebra file overlappingsquares.ggb

Agenda: Oct Session 2

  • Introductions and follow-up from September
    • Complete survey questions on Angel
    • Name tent: What is an activity/project that you do with your students that they enjoy doing.
    • Dan’s blog http://blog.mrmeyer.com/ Did you sign up to receive updates?
    • What are you planning to improve your scores for this year’s NeSA-M?
  • Vocabulary
  • Statistics and Geometry
    • Focus in High School Mathematics, Reasoning & Sense Making, Statistic & Probability
    • Big Ideas: describing patterns and interplay between data and context; shape of data key
    • 4-square problem
      • Tony Jacobsen from Central City, ajacobsen@esu7.org created a Geogebra file that models this problem. He also indicated that he would be willing to help others that have questions about Geogebra.
      • overlappingsquares.ggb Here is the file.
  • Common Core State Standards, CCSS
    • http://lvermaas.wikispaces.com/Common+Core+Standards
    • http://corestandards.org/the-standards is a link where the standards can be downloard
    • Run the tournament with pages 6-8 from the common core using the question, “Which mathematical practice will best help student to learn and use mathematics in the 21st century.
    • Page 5, How to read the grade level standards. Look at how the standards are labeled.
    • Overview using the document “Common core overview” which shows how the domains change going through the grade levels.
    • Skim the CCSS for your grade level
    • For next month find something that you discovered in the common core for your grade level.
  • Algebra and Geometry
    • Huff and Puff or Smoke and You CroakFind out how blowing up a balloon can be used to engage students in learning about volume, graphing, slope and linear equations. Student collect data from a balloon that is blown up, graph the data, and make some interesting discoveries. Science connections are also created. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+Activities
    • Mystery Blocks Connecting Geometry, Algebra and Science Participants will calculate the surface area and volume of various sized blocks of wood. They measure the mass, water displaced when floating, and water displaced when submerged of the blocks. Several important concepts are discovered as well as a “surprise” about the blocks. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+Activities
  • Web Pages/videos
Something to do for November NMPDS training
  • Locate a favorite video and be ready to share with your TLM group as well as the whole group at your site
  • Go to the NCTM Illuminations, http://illuminations.nctm.org/ web site and find an activity to share with your TLM group as well as your site
  • For next month find something that you discovered in the common core for your grade level
  • Share document in the geometry, algebra, or probably stats folders on the Angel web site.