Making Mathematical Connections in
Programs for Prospective Teachers

A project of

The University of New Hamsphire and California State University, Chico

The Making Mathematical Connections in Programs for Prospective Teachers (DUE-9981029) proof-of-concept project created and field-tested a curriculum module developed collaboratively by university faculty, master teachers, and graduate students. Several classroom activities, along with accompanying materials, are available for download or viewing in pdf format (readable with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Making Mathematical Connections in Programs for Prospective Teachers (DUE-9981029)

Karen Graham, PI, UNH
kjgraham@cisunix.unh.edu
Neil Portnoy, CSU, Chico
nportnoy@math.sunysb.edu
Todd Grundmeier, UNH

Sample materials

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  1. Activity 1: Isometries of the plane
  2. Activity 2: Rotations, reflections, translations, and glides
  3. Activity 3: Compositions
  4. Activity 4: Proof with isometries
  5. Activity 5: The human vertices
  6. Activity 6: Isometries and linear algebra
  7. Sample high school task (for use with Activity A)
  8. Activity A: Examination of mathematical tasks
  9. Activity B: Classroom observations
  10. Activity C: Guidelines for creating a 1-day classroom activity
Each activity includes faculty teaching notes.

CSU, Chico logo and link

UNH logo and link

Table of Contents of the Gateways to Advanced Mathematical Thinking project
Table of Contents of the Making the Connections project