REvitalizing ALgebra | Mathematics 890.01, REvitalizing ALgebra Workshop
Spring 2004 Syllabus |

(12/29/03) Tentative syllabus and schedule posted.

Eric Hsu · erichsu@math.sfsu.edu · 932 Thornton Hall · 415-338-1104 · Tu 3-4 · AIM: EricHsuSFSU

Judy Kysh · jkysh@sfsu.edu · 59 Burke Hall · 415-338-2121 · TBA

Diane Resek · resek@sfsu.edu · 928 Thornton Hall · 415-338-2071 · TBA

**Class Home Page**. <http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/msp/890REAL.html> Announcements, homework assignments and this syllabus are all posted here.

- become aware of and start to use a wider range of teaching options and become better decision makers on what to emphasize and what to leave out.
- learn new ways of assessing and building on studentsâ€™ strengths and develop approaches that allow students to function at different levels and to work in different ways on the same topics.
- work together to solve mathematics problems and converse with colleagues about mathematical questions.
- realize that there is still much more to be learned about teaching mathematics and that it is honorable to be engaged in that learning.
- build a repertoire of classroom tested lesson knowledge to share outside the program.

**Textbook**. None. There will be handouts in class.

**Teaching Style and Attendance**. About two-thirds of the time will be spent on activities in small groups. The other third will be lecture and discussion. Because of the emphasis on in-class activity, attendance is mandatory.

**Expectations**. You are expected to attend all classes and complete all assignments on time.

**Assignments**. Weekly homework will include readings, reflections, problems and classroom projects.