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Connecting Geometry Course Materials

Description

The folders/files on this CD hold the materials for a 45 clock-hour course in geometry, a course designed for teachers of grades 5-8. One folder also holds syllabi for seven other courses of the University of Wyoming's Middle-level Mathematics Program.

The Overview Geometry Folder


The Overview Geometry folder contains five numbered files regarding the Connecting Geometry course.


01-Dear Colleague Letter. This letter from the course developers provides an overview of the structure and content of the course materials for Connecting Geometry and tells a bit about the choices that led to that structure and content.

02-Geometry Course Syllabus. This was the syllabus as provided to the participants. It overviews course goals, content, materials, student assessment, and course assessment.

03-Geometry Matrix of Sessions. The matrix provides a session-by-session correspondence of main goals, relevant Wyoming mathematics content standards, relevant NCTM content and process standards, related question(s) from the classroom, focal problem-solving strategies, and a list of investigative tools.

04-Geometry Problem-solving Strategies. This single sheet names 16 specific problem-solving strategies, 15 of which were modeled by instructors and used by participants in Connecting Geometry. A handout in the folder for Measurement Session 1 (folder Ses-01MB) expands on each named strategy by providing at least one example.

05-Geometry Scoring Rubric. This focused holistic scoring rubric was used in assessing participants' work in Connecting Geometry. Participants were encouraged to use it with their students.

Folders Ses-01MB through Ses-15MB


These folders contain details for each of the 15 measurement-based sessions of Connecting Geometry. Each folder has a detailed lesson plan. There also are transparency masters, quizzes, and participant handouts for in-class use and homework.

Folders Ses-01TB through Ses-15TB


These folders contain details for each of the 15 transformations-based sessions of Connecting Geometry. Each folder has a detailed lesson plan. There also are transparency masters, quizzes, and participant handouts for in-class use and homework.

The Seven MMP Syllabi Folder


Connecting Geometry was one of eight courses developed for the Middle-level Mathematics Program at the University of Wyoming. Brief syllabi for the other seven courses are in this folder.


  • Numbers, Operations, and Patterns and the Middle-level Learner


  • Social and Historical Issues in Mathematics and the Middle-level Learner


  • Mathematics of Change and the Middle-level Learner


  • Analysis of Data in the Media for the Middle-level Learner


  • Methods of Teaching Middle-level Mathematics


  • Instructional Technology for Teaching Middle-level Mathematics

  • Assessment for Middle-level Mathematics

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