Talk:Alex S. Berg Portfolio Page

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-- Janewilde 23:42, 4 October 2012 (EDT)

10/4 GREAT start Alex. I'm going to have you reword those objectives. But you are ahead of the game by having them.

-- Janewilde 11:24, 14 October 2012 (EDT)

Ok you did a nice job with the performance objectives, employing Gagne's parts, and using actions that can be assessed. You are continuing to make excellent progress.

Comment from Alicia

Alex, I think you have hit upon a critical topic. In mathematics we are finally seeing a change in thinking from isolated algorithms to the concept of math fitting within the category of literacy/language. I think this course offers an opportunity to expand the perspective of "traditionalists" as well as support educators who have embraced the theory of mathematics as a type of literacy. Your use of context is effective,as you provide a practical and functional outlet for incorporating mathematics journals by linking the course to the common core.

Comment on Portfolio -- Devan Godfrey 17:51, 27 October 2012 (EDT)

Your course seems to do a great job communicating that mathematics can be considered a language. Including mathematics journals in your course is a great way to support literacy as well as meet the common core standards.

Comment from Catherine

Hi Alex, I am looking forward to viewing your final product. I am dealing with the integration of metacognition development with mathematics instruction which is closely related to your topic. I would like to refer viewers of my course to your course as math journals are a great tool for developing metacognition in math instruction. I think you have done a very nice job on your portfolio page and I love that you started with a basic definition of math and literacy. It helped me to see your goals, outcomes, and objectives as they have framed your ideas and what you would like to specifically approach with your course. Looking forward to observing your progress! -Catherine



-- LinseyBland 10:43, 27 October 2012 (EDT)

Hi Alex. I also have to comment that you have chosen a fabulous topic that is relevant to many of us who teach math. I am doing my mini-course on developing number sense in early childhood, so I also recognize the importance of having math programs that are holistic and incorporative of many subject areas. I particularly like your course overview; the way you have displayed the key questions is very clean and easy to follow. I look forward to watching your course develop!

-- Janewilde 17:28, 13 November 2012 (EST)

I love this phrase: "There is an over-emphasis on automaticity in the process and knowledge of algorithms. When, what students really need, is a balance of automaticity, fluency, and understanding."

Just a comment, Content Analysis is supposed to be Context Analysis but you discuss context there too. So you are covered but the content analysis might seem repetitive system the task analysis is the content analysis.

Nice performance objectives!

The only thing I think is missing is the type of learning you are looking for. Remember Gagnes 5 types of learning? Articulating this will help you consider if you are going for declarative knowledge only or deep understanding. You might just put in parens after each objective which of the 5 types it refers to. Check out how Diana andChristina handle this.


Great work. Will you add the pieces you have headings for?