Class Assignment #1 (20 points)

Due:September 29, 2005


Questions on vignettes from reading excerpted from The Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics, NCTM, 1991


1.      What conditions in the classroom foster studentsí abilities to communicate mathematically?


2.      In what ways do graphing calculators or other technology affect student and teacher discourse in the classroom?


3.      How do students explore problems differently when they work in groups than when they work individually?


4.      Cite the opportunities for teachers to assess their studentsí learning.What are two questions teachers asked that would promote this?