Major Project

This semester, I will be doing my major project on a Foundations of Mathematics 30 unit.  The unit I will be covering is part of the outcome FM30.7 Demonstrate understanding of the representation and analysis of data using: Polynomial functions with a degree less than 3.  I love this unit and am very excited to incorporate a variety of technology that I would not have thought of before this class!  I hope to gain different ways I can incorporate technology from this course.

I am excited for this opportunity because I am not great with technology.  I have a difficult time with it sometimes (actually, most of the time) so this will be a good opportunity for me to make myself better with using technology.

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My game plan is to start out with looking at the unit, finding the key concepts and making a list of things I would expect students to know by the end of the unit.  From there, creating sections that the unit will be split into.  During this time, I will also be researching different technology applications to use during the unit.  Once I have the sections planned out, I will then start planning each individual lesson using different sources of multimedia.  I will also try to find ways to use technology with formative and summative assessment.

Graphing lines is so much fun and I really enjoy this topic in math so I’m looking forward to this major project!

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Introductory Blog!

Good afternoon everyone!  I’m looking forward to ECMP400, I know I’ll learn a lot of valuable things for when I have my own classroom.  I’m in my last semester of school, I’m a math major and a health minor.  I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was six and so I’m excited to be finishing up school and starting my career!  I love the Dallas Cowboys and I’m still upset over their loss on Sunday.

This class will be good opportunity to learn about different apps that are available for students and teachers.  By the end of the semester, I want to be able to have resources for math, health and science.  I hope by the end of the class,  I will have different teaching techniques to use in the classroom.

Another goal I have is tied into my learning project for the semester.  I’ll be the first to admit I am not great with technology.  I got more used to technology during my internship but I still have a long ways to go!  My learning project is all about creating a movie recut video.  I have been very interested in this concept and I look forward to a challenging but fun learning project.

The third goal I have is to find different technology resources for adapting lesson plans for students.  This will be very beneficial because it can help students and at the end of the day that’s what teaching is all about!