## Math 5990## Teaching College Mathematics## Fall 2011 |

- First assignment is due in the D2L dropbox for this course, folder "Assignment 1", by 9 am on Wed. Aug. 24.
(Instructions on how to submit a file to a folder in the D2L dropbox are at
https://ouit.zendesk.com/entries/20175842-dropbox-submit-a-file.
If for some reason the process isn't working for you, you can e-mail the homework to me instead.)
- 1. Write a short paragraph expressing your teaching philosophy (what you think the role of the teacher in the math class is).
- 2. Write a paragraph on how your first day of class went this semester.
- 3. Read sections 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 of Krantz' text.

- Second assignment (due in D2L dropbox by 9 am Wed. Aug. 31): Sit on for 15 minutes or so in another TA's class or discussion section (the TA should not be someone else in this class) and write a paragraph about what you observed.
- Third assignment (due by 9 am Wed. Sept. 7): Fill in grades on the pages of sample student answers to problems that I handed out last week, and bring to class so we can compare each other's grades. (There is a copy of the handouts here.) If you are teaching a college algebra section, do the college algebra problems on the first two pages (15 and 16); if you are teaching a calculus discussion section do the calculus problems on the last two pages (17 and 18).
- Fourth assignment (for Wed. Sept. 14): Read this case study before class. We'll discuss it in class.

- Resources for Preparing and Supporting Teachers of Undergraduate Mathematics.
- The Idea Center is a website with some quite specific suggestions on things you can do to improve your teaching.
- (To be continued...)