Summer Workshop PlansMiddle School Math Standards Project: (MS)2 2001 Summer Workshop Summary
Middle School Math Standards Project: (MS)2 
Day 
Mathematics Content Basic/Graphing Calculator 
Pedagogy 
Equity 
Standards 
Leadership 
Activities Basic/Graphing Calculator 
1 
Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode 
How much time to spend on each topic

From students’ natural vocabulary to formal mathematics language 
Connections & measurement  statistics applications 
Using study groups to improve teaching 
Creating data sets for which each of these is different and for which each of these is the largest. Creating data, knowing average 
2 
Bar Graphs, Histograms, Pie Charts and Line Graphs 
Including basic skills practice: sources, time planning and organization 
Building basic skills while teaching gradeappropriate topics 
Communication  displays of data (representation); data analysis 
How to keep the focus on student learning 
When is each of these appropriate? What data is easy to find out from each? What data is difficult to read from each? Reading graphs before creating them Collect data about us. Split into groups & have each make graphs displaying info. 
3 
Experimental vs Theoretical Probability 
Assessment  continuous, throughout teaching 
Teaching all children  issues of class, gender & race 
Connections  probability applications 
Anticipating difficulties with colleagues 
Running experiments, accumulating data and (sometimes)graphing it to tell us the probability of an event. Analyzing to find out the theoretical probability of an event: Match/No Match games 
4 
Sampling  Data collection and analysis applied to science 
Assessment  exams, presentations, written work 
Teaching all children  issues of learning styles 
Problem solving  data collection as power 
Working with administrators 
Using mathematics and spreadsheet software to enhance studies of other subjects 
5 
Sampling  Social studies application 
Homework 
Considering equity in Articulating schoolyear goal 
Reasoning & data analysis 
Developing schoolyear goals 
Teaching Math: A Video Library 58, "The Location" Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Collection 
Day 
Curriculum connections  CMP/MiC

Assigned Readings 
1 
Covering and Surrounding Data About Us/ Picturing Numbers Dealing With Data 
Mokros, Jan & Russsell, Susan Jo . "Children’s Concept of Average and Representativeness." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (Vol 26 #1, Jan 1995) 2039. 
2 
Filling and Wrapping Data Around Us/ Take a Chance Ways to Go 
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics NCTM, 2000. 48  51, 248  255 "Gender Differences in Earnings amoung Young Adults Entering the Labor Market. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report." Clery, Suzanne; Lee, John; Knapp, Laura. ERIC document ED417308. 1998. 
3 
How Likely Is It? What Do You Expect?/ Statistics and the Environment 
Lubienski, Sarah. "Class Matters: A Preliminary Excursion." Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversuty." NCTM 1997 Yearbook. 4659. FE Masat. ERIC Doc ED 380 282. "Teaching Discrete Mathematics with Graphing Calculators." 
4 
Clever Counting/ Insights into Data Digging Numbers 
Butterworth, Brian. What Counts: How Every Brain is Hardwired for Math. (NY: The Free Press, 1999) "Born to Count." 97  147. 
5 
Samples and Populations/ Great Expectations 
Secada, Walter. Fennema, Elizabeth. Adajian, Lisa Byrd. New Directions for Equity in Mathematics Education. (UK: Cambridge U. Press,1998) 