Introduction To Course

Math & More was developed in fulfillment of Boise State University's Educational Technology ET512 course requirements.

The course is a hybrid course developed for up to 20 students age 13-15 (primarily 8th grade). The main purpose is to offer prescriptive remediation and/or enrichment to the face-to-face instruction. This course will be available year-round. Ideally, each student will work 20-40 minutes weekly on this online portion of the course, but students who are unfamiliar with navigating this type of course may find they need to schedule additional time.

The course is set up in Moodle LMS. Although it took me awhile to get comfortable in the features, I found the most difficulty with trying to get Adobe Dreamweaver to create my pages the way I designed them (see storyboard). I modified my design, but will continue to modify the final project.

Standards

This course is designed with the Western Governor's Common Core outcome standards in mind. The National Governors Association for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers collaborated with administrators, teachers, and experts to provide a "clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce."

Course Description and Objectives

This course is designed to encourage the development of mathematical problem-solving skills individually, within a group, and as a class. This course will also further develop students’ basic math skills in decimals and integers, algebraic equations and inequalities, exponents, factors, and fractions, ratios, rates, and proportions, percentages, and geometry.

The prescriptive nature of the course is to facilitate remediation or enrichment based on the diverse academic needs of the learners. The lessons will be presented in a sequential manner once the teacher opens up the lesson to the individual learners.

AECT Standards

For standards mapping to completed course artifacts, please select from the list below.

STANDARD 1 DESIGN

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

  • 1.1 Instructional Systems Design
  • 1.2 Message Design
  • 1.3 Instructional Strategies
  • 1.4 Learner Characteristics

STANDARD 2 DEVELOPMENT

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

  • 2.1 Print Technologies
  • 2.2 Audiovisual Technologies
  • 2.3 Computer-based Technologies
  • 2.4 Integrated Technologies

STANDARD 3 UTILIZATION

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

  • 3.1 Media Utilization
  • 3.2 Diffusion of Innovations
  • 3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization
  • 3.4 Policies and Regulations

STANDARD 4 MANAGEMENT

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

  • 4.1 Project Management
  • 4.2 Resource Management
  • 4.3 Delivery System Management
  • 4.4 Information Management

STANDARD 5 EVALUATION

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

  • 5.1 Problem Analysis
  • 5.2 Criterion-Referenced Measurement
  • 5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation
  • 5.4 Long-Range Planning

The Number System

Overview - Lesson 1.01 Rational and Irrational Numbers

Overview - Lesson 1.02 Rational and Irrational Numbers - Part 2

Overview - Lesson 1.03 Converting Irrational Numbers

Expressions and Equations

Overview - Lesson 2.01 Radicals & Integer Exponents

Overview - Lesson 2.02 Square & Cube Roots

Overview - Lesson 2.03 Using Powers of 10 when estimating,

Overview - Lesson 2.04 Scientific Notation

Overview - Lesson 2.05 Plotting Linear Equations on Cartesian Coordinate

Overview - Lesson 2.06 Calculating Slope

Overview - Lesson 2.07 Solving Pairs of Linear Equations

 

Functions

Overview - Lesson 3.01 Introduction to Functions

Overview - Lesson 3.02 Modeling Relationships Between Two Quantities

Overview - Lesson 3.03 Determining the Rate of Change

Overview -Lesson 3.04 Graphing Functions, Part 1

Overview - Lesson 3.05 Graphing Functions, Part 2

Geometry

Overview - Lesson 4.01 Congruency and Similarity

Overview - Lesson 4.02 Pytahgorean Theorem

Overview - Lesson 4.03 Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

Statistics and Probability

Overview - Lesson 5.01 Scatter Plots

Overview - Lesson 5.02 Two-way Tables, Relative Frequencies, and Associations

Resources

Davidon-Shivers, G. V. (2006). Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. Columbus: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Lohr, L. (2008). Creating graphics for learning and performance: lessons in visual literacy (2 ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

 
Grading Summary
A B C D
94-100 80-89 70-79 65-69

What You Need to be Successful

Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilitieis

Software - Adobe Web and Graphics Suite, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Open Source

Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!

 

Problem of the Week

In addition to assignments, quizzes and tests, students will develop math skills through the weekly enrichment activity, or Problem of the Week (POW). This problem will be due the last day of each week (normally Thursday). Each POW has four parts - the main problem and three exercises which further develop the strategy introduced in the main problem.

About Your Instructor

Mrs. Brimacomb

Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education.

Contact Information

e-mail:brimstef@citlink.net
cell/text:(208)413-3783

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