For this assignment, you are to spend three hours observing a math lesson in a K-6 elementary

classroom and three hours teaching a math lesson to a small group of

children (

you

be relevant to this course. That is,

to arithmetic operations or problem solving

points deducted from your practicum grade if this is not adhered to). At the end of the

semester, you are required to submit a typewritten practicum report (4-6 pages) analyzing

your teaching experience. The intent of the practicum is:

- To provide a connection between the theory and the practice of teaching mathematics.
- to give you some practical experience in an elementary mathematics classroom.
- To encourage reflection in teaching mathematics.

These practicums are possible only through the cooperation of the in-service teachers.

There is a form attached to this description that you can take with you to the school. The

form describes the Math4010/4020 sequence, the purpose of the practicum, and asks for the

signatures of the teacher and principal granting permission for you to visit the classroom.

This form also gives the name and phone number of the course instructor so that the school

can contact us in case problems arise.

Your practicum report should include the following:

- Your goals for your lesson.
- A
__brief__outline of the lesson plan. - The number of students at the observation and then at the lesson, as well as their

grade level. - A description of the mathematical discussion and learning that took place during the

lesson along with the pupils' dialogue and questions/responses to the mathematical

discussion. - An analysis of the student response including a discussion of what worked and what

didn't work mathematically in the lesson and how the lesson might be improved.

Grading of your practicum report will be based on the depth of the

lesson presentation. Refer to your syllabus for the practicum due date. (

that your practicum report is late, you will be deducted 20 percentage points! Remember that

writing the practicum report is required to pass this course.

Note: Please remember to take detailed notes during your observation and immediately

following your teaching since it's likely that enough time will pass between the observation

date, your teaching, and the writing of your report that you may forget the details unless

they are recorded in writing.