INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN MATH AND SCIENCE:
CI 402/CI 413
ASSIGNMENTS, POINTS and DUE DATES
Section #18756/# 18783; 1:00 - 4:10 TT (251CE)
Dr. Mara Alagic
Reaching for excellence!
This course is always work in progress :)
Note: Weather Cancellations - Call 978 6633 (select 2) to
obtain information on weather related class cancellations.
Homework Assignments - 100 points
Measurement lesson plan
Interactive bulletin board in the classroom
(a) Use the following check list http://education.wichita.edu/alagic/summer/software_evaluation_checklist.htm to critically evaluate the web sites.
(b) A brief summary of what the each web-site is about including your argument why you like it or not. Both summaries should be e-mailed to me as an attachment. Due March 8
Reflective Journal - 25 points
Reflective question will be posed each Tuesday. The reflection, via e-mail is due the following Sunday. It should consist of at least one paragraph (minimum 5 sentences). The first reflection is included in the information sheet. The final reflection will be done in class. Grading - Each reflection will be worth 25 / # of reflections.
Midterm Exam - Field Trip Assignment (take home midterm exam) - 25 points.
Due March 6. Read the article, Field Trip Tips, by Leary. Select a location to take a class on a field trip and visit the location. Report on the following:
In your opinion, what was the most significant information from the article Field Trip Tips - 10 %
Include the location of the field trip and grade level of students in your report. Why did you choose that specific location? - 15%
Advance preparation/activity for students, i.e., what you will tell them before going on the field trip. - 15%
A letter to parents (lunch, cost, . . . ). Include a sample. - 10 %
How you will schedule the time on the field trip. - 10 %
What type of follow-up math/science activities you will do with students. Include a lesson plan. - 20%
Attach necessary information or documentation about the location you have chosen. - 20 %
Each number 1-7 is valued on the proportional scale, as: unacceptable < acceptable < mediocre < exceptional.
Mathematics/Science resource file - 50 points
http://education.wichita.edu/alagic/spring2001/402/msfile.html It includes the grading rubric.
Science Unit - 25 points
Working in a cooperative group, each student will be asked to prepare a lesson plan as a part of an integrated unit – mathematics/science/technology with emphasis on science, based on materials and experiences from the Great Plains Nature Center. The cooperative groups will be teaching portions of their unit either in class or to small groups of grade school students. Due February 6.
Mathematics Unit - 25 points
Working in a cooperative group, each student will be asked to prepare a lesson plan as a part of an integrated unit, math/science/technology with emphasis on mathematics based on materials and experiences in the classroom. Topic will be suggested and determined in the classroom. The cooperative groups will be teaching portions of their unit either in class or to small groups of grade school students. Due February 22.
Integrated Unit - 100 points
See p. 22 in the course packet for an outline. Each student will prepare an integrated unit on a theme that is determined in consultation with their cooperating teacher. The unit will include 4 lesson plans focusing on mathematics standard and 4 lesson plans focusing on science standards. Grading rubric is available. Due May 3.
Final Exam - 50 points
The final exam will be focusing on student learning outcomes. We will make a grading rubric together.
Late Assignment Policy: Assignments are due at the beginning of class period and acceptable before the due date, if appropriate. NO late work will be accepted.