Portfolio due Tues Aug 26
Final Math 147 Assignment, due at the end of this term (Tues August 26):
Create a digital course portfolio. This will both document your work
in Math 147 and provide a starting point for a professional portfolio
for job applications. Your portfolio should include:
A cover page with table of contents.
The essay you wrote before the course began about your goals for the
course. You may edit this for spelling and grammar, but don't change
the content; this is a historical document.
A short essay describing your development as a presenter during this
course, referring to the videos of your first and last 5-minute
lectures for illustration. (Both videos are viewable via VLC on the
pedagogy powerbook). What have you learned? What skills have you
gained or further developed? In what areas are you currently working
on becoming still better?
An existing lesson plan (written by you) for a segment of math camp,
including a cooperative learning activity, with a short preface
explaining why you made the choices you did, and how the lesson
went. (Why, given what you know about how students learn mathematics,
did you expect this lesson plan to be effective?) You may edit the
lesson plan for spelling, grammar, and completeness (for example,
including relevant goals), but do not change the content. If the
actual lesson differed from the plan, you can mention how and why.
Alternatively, if you included a coop learning activity in a guest
lecture by this point, you may use that.
A short essay about what you learned, or how you developed as a
teacher, during this course. Don't try to be encyclopedic; it's better
to develop two or three important points. You may want to refer back
to your goals essay.
Your draft teaching statement. (We can give feedback to you on these;
let us know).
Optional: Anything else you want to include; for example, a
discussion of the evaluation plan for a math camp goal (you could
choose a content goal or a non-content goal, and you could focus on
either the plan or the results); an assignment (for example, your
sample lesson plan for teaching the chain rule, or your structured
exam question on the fundamental theorem); another short video clip
illustrating something important about your teaching, with a short
Hints: You can upload a zip file to dropbox with separate PDF files. Or,
ghostscript (gs) is one way to concatenate PDF files on the command
line. Ask Alex if stuck.