M 175T, Fall 2007
I. Do this by
Friday, September 7:
- Go to the Problems with a Point website at http://www2.edc.org/MathProblems/.
- Read the main page.
- Click on Teacher Resources. From there, read the Letter to
the Teacher, Goals of Problems with a Point, Overview of Mathematics
Problems, and Preparation for Use. (Optional: Explore other links)
- Go back to the main page and take the Guided
Tour (link from lower left of main page). When you reach the bottom of each Guided Tour page, click on "Next" to continue
the Guided Tour. This should familiarize you with the way the site is organized, how to
search it, and what the terminology used in searching means.
- Spend some time browsing through the website, but please do not read any hints,
answers, or solutions.
- Find several problems, meeting both of the
following two requirements, that you would like to lead the class in
i. They have duration
"part of a lesson"
ii. They are new
problems to you.
7. Email your short list to the rest of the class.
(You should be able to do this through Blackboard.) Please copy me.
this September 9 or sooner:
Check your email. See if any of the
problems proposed by other students match any of yours. Work among
yourselves by email or otherwise so that by the time you come to class
on Tuesday, September 11, you have formed pairs of students to work
together to lead the class on problems or problem sequences (one
problem or sequence per pair) and have agreed on the order in
which the pairs will present their problems. (Depending on the
problems, each pair might use one whole class or part of a class.)