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~ July 2006 ~

Teaching Math and Science through Literature

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Schedule

Monday 17 July

Time Lesson Resources Leaders
8:30 – 9:15 am Welcome ~ Introductions ~ Overview
"Time for Partners"
Essential Question PowerPoint
clocks All
9:15 - 10:30 am Counting on Frank
Introduction to book, math activity
Sample mini-unit

book
calculators
lab – Word

Claire
Carol
10:30 - 11:45 am Counting on Quest cameras Pete
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch in McDonnell 101    
12:30 - 1:45 pm If You Hopped Like a Frog
Introduction to book, math activity
book
calculators
measuring tools
lab – Word
Claire
1:45 - 3:00 pm Counting on Quest (cont'd)
Symmetry & Self-Similarity
  Pete
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Wrap-up and feedback
mini-unit handouts, note cards Carol

For tomorrow:

  • Bring calculator.
  • Read Snowflake Bentley.

Tuesday 18 July

Time Lesson Resources Leaders
8:30 - 8:50 am Feedback from Monday   Carol
8:50 - 9:30 am Snow warm-up lab – Inspiration
Claire
9:30 - 10 am Snowflake Bentley
Introduction to book
5 math & science questions
book Carol
10 - 11:15 am Snowflake Math: geometry and symmetry of hexagons

Pattern Blocks
Kelly's unit

Pete
Claire
11:15 - 11:45 am Explore snow websites lab Claire
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch in McDonnell 101    
12:30 - 3:00 pm Snow with Steve Carson
McDonnell 202
  Steve
3:10 - 3:30 pm Wrap-up and feedback   Carol

For tomorrow:

  • Bring calculator.
  • Bring NJ Curriculum Standards for math and science.
  • Bring scope and sequence for the curriculum you teach.
  • Read A Grain of Rice.

Wednesday 19 July

First Women's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, NY, 1848

Time Lesson Resources Leaders

8:30 - 8:50 am

Feedback from Tuesday   Carol
8:50 - 10:15 am A Grain of Rice
One Grain of Rice
The King's Chessboard
introduction to books, math activity
books
calculators
lab – Excel
Claire
10:15 - 11:00 Snow follow-up   Claire
11:00 - 11:45 am Criteria for selecting good math and science books   Claire
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch in McDonnell 101    
12:30 - 1 pm Fractions lesson book Sarah
1 - 1:30 pm Use Inspiration to plan unit lab – Inspiration Pete
1:30 - 3:10 pm Planning units lab All
3:10 - 3:30 pm Wrap-up and feedback note cards Carol

For tomorrow:

  • Bring calculator.
  • Bring NJ Curriculum Standards for math and science.
  • Bring scope and sequence for the curriculum you teach.
  • Read Flute's Journey and One Small Square Woods.

Thursday 20 July

Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, 1969.

Time Lesson Resources Leaders
8:30 - 8:50 am Feedback from Wednesday   Carol
8:50 - 9:30 am The Great Kapok Tree
Flute's Journey

introduce books and present model unit
books Carol
9:30 - 10:45 am Fibonacci/Golden Ratio lab – Excel Claire
10:45 - 11:15 am Math Curse
introduce book and present lesson ideas
Fibonacci at Gregory
book Carol
11:15 - 11:40 am Two of Everything lesson
  Amy
11:40 am - 12:30 pm Lunch in McDonnell 101    
12:30 - 1:10 pm

Math Tools

  Claire
1:10 - 3:10 pm Create math or science unit using literature. lab Claire
Carol
Silvia
3:10 - 3:30 pm Wrap-up and feedback note cards Carol

For tomorrow:

  • Bring calculator.
  • Bring NJ Curriculum Standards for math and science.
  • Bring scope and sequence for the curriculum you teach.

Friday 21 July

Time Lesson Resources Leaders
8:30 - 8:45 am Feedback from Thursday   Carol
8: 45 - 9:30 am Chisenbop
Binary counting
  Carol
Sarah
9:30 - 10:30 am Complete math or science unit using literature   All
10:30 - 11:10 am Share lessons    
11:10 am - 11:40 pm Wrap-up and Evaluation Evaluation forms Carol
11:45 – 2 pm Closing reception in Fine Tower – Faculty Lounge, 12th Floor    

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