Saturday, July 21, 2012

SEED Institute EDU330 BSc06/2012 Post 4 Blogging

You must have the following blog entries, at least. The first entry to document your pre-course reading. The first day of class entry on what you found interesting. You also need to share one thing that you have read about whole numbers in the textbook. Do not forgot that you need to also include one entry on technology. The reflection blog is on three things you learned and two questions that you still have.

The course has ended but the learning continues even as you work with your friends on the literature - maths tasks plus your fieldwork for the final assignment.

Please tidy up your notebook (submit with final assignment). And if you are absent on any day, please do the required make-up work (see Post 2).

Take a bit of time to vote for your favourite class activity.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SEED Institute EDU330 BSc06/2012 Post 3 Quiz 1-3

Quiz 1 comprised two items related to teaching of ordinal numbers.

Quiz 2 comprised a series of math trail activities on various measurement, geometry and statistics topics.

This was Quiz 3.

Write word problems that can be solved by doing 3/4 divide by 2 and 2 divided by 3/4.

On the days you are absent please complete the necessary make-up work (see Post 2) and submit them with the final assignment.

Monday, July 16, 2012

SEED Institute EDU330 BSc06/2012 Post 2 Information on Quiz

In Post 1 or the first post for this class, I have shown a photograph of how students have made a mural using square sheets of paper. A content-related quiz task could require you to find the number of sheets of square paper needed for that mural. You will be asked to give more than one way to arrive at an answer. You may also be given an extension task based on the basic task. A pedagogy-related quiz task could require you to explain why a child respond in the way that he or she did. Sample Task Jon wrote 4 during independent written work where there is a picture of a box of 10 sweets and a tray showing 3 sweets. Suggest Jon's misconception. Describe one teaching strategy in teaching counting to 20. Please come punctually in order to have the opportunity to complete the quiz. Please drop your response to each day's quiz by 6.10 p.m. for it to be graded. You may also complete the quiz during the break (if you are late for class) or at home (if you are absent for a day). These will be graded but some credit will be taken off the final score. Please submit all responses by Saturday's class. There is no Quiz on Monday and Saturday. If you are absent on any day, please drop me an e-mail message. You are also required to complete a make up task which is essentially a two-page answer to the key questions for each session. The key questions are in the Course Information. Please submit these as Appendix to your Final Assignment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SEED Institute EDU330 BSc06/2012 Post 1 Welcome

Welcome! The course has started. You must have received your Course Information. Pre-course assignments include reading Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 and blog key learning points. It is a blog - give readers the big picture and your views on what you read. Also start a blog and send me the link. I have created links for those who has sent me the link by 12 noon of 16 July. Contact me if you have questions.
Photo: How many sheets of square paper are needed to make this mural? Source: Pathlight School. Students expressing their thanks to their teachers at the end of the last school year.