Math 396 Course Page
C. Beaver, Fall 2012, Class Meets MW 1010:50am & F 1011:50 am in MNB 103
Course Materials 
Text: “Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students, 2nd Edition ”, by Ken Johnson,Ted Herr, and Judy Kysh;
ISBN: 9780470464731 Coursepack: The coursepack is available for purchase at the bookstore. 

Course Resources 

Response Paper for Math Buddy Letters 
Final Review (Answers) 
Due Date 

Week  Date 
In Class we covered/plan to cover... 
Homework Assignment 
Due 

w e e k 1 
Monday 9/24 
Introduction Math Buddies discussion; solve problem; assign buddies 
For each assigned Math Buddy, neatly write or type a draft intro letter with at least one praise statement and at least one prompt statement (Assignment) Your buddy work is posted on our moodle page. 
Wed 9/26 

Wednesday 9/26 Due: Draft of introduction letters 
Work on letters Begin Horsin' Around training problem 
Write a second draft of your introduction letters For each of the 2 student solutions you were assigned complete the “Student Solution Analysis: POW One (Horsin' Around)” worksheet (coursepack pages 4346) Here are the pages: Horsin'Around 
Fri. 9/28 Mon 10/1


Friday 9/28 Due: 2nd draft of letters 
Writing Workshop room OMA 103 
Neatly write final copy of approved letters on provided paper. 
Mon. 10/1 

w e e k 2 
Monday 10/1 Due: Horsin' Around worksheet & final draft of letters 
Math Buddy folders Horsin' Around training problem Activity 1 
Read Oregon Official Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide in preparation for the scoring workshop on Friday (find it here) 
Fri. 10/5 

Wednesday 10/3 
Activity 3 
Text Homework 1: Ch. 1 Set A: 4,5,10,13 Ch. 2 Set A: 9,12 Read the document: Legal Reasons for the Scoring Guide for Friday 
Wed. 10/10 (4:30pm)
Fri. 10/5 

Friday 10/5 Due: Read Scoring Guide and Legal Reasons for the Scoring Guide 
meet in Columbia Room (downstairs in the Werner Center) 

Mon 10/8 

w e e k 3 
Monday 10/8 Due: Scoring homewok #1 
Solve new Math Buddies problem; discuss; anticipate student solutions Finish Activity 3 
Read Journal Article 1 : "Why Not Just Tell Students How To Solve the Problems?" (avialable on our moodle site or ereserves) 
Article Quiz Friday 10/12 

Wednesday 10/10 Due: Text homework 1 
Work on Math Buddy Scoring/Responses 
EMAIL draft scores and response letter for ALL buddies to beaverc@wou.edu (bring a copy of each to class on Friday) ALL buddy work will be posted to moodle by Wednesday evening. 
Fri. 10/12 (10 am) 

Friday 10/12 Due: Read Journal Article 1 (3x5 notecard); Draft response letters 
Journal Arcticle #1 Quiz (3 x 5 card ok) Work on Math Buddy Scoring/Responses Begin Activity 4 
(scans of homework problems are on the moodle page for those people with an old edition of the book) 
Fri. 10/19 (4:30 pm) 

w e e k 4 
Monday 10/15 
Activity 4 Continued 
Final draft of letters on coursepack response paper Email 2 ideas for Math Buddy Fun Fair activities 
Wed. 10/17 

Wednesday 10/17 Due: Final draft of letters; 2 activity ideas 
Activity 4 Continued 

Friday 10/19 Due: Text homework 2 
Fun Fair Planning Activity 5 *Last day to drop without “W” showing on transcript 
Fun Fair Planning Homework
(scans of homework problems are on the moodle page for those people with an old edition of the book) 
Fri. 10/26 

w e e k 5 
Monday 10/22 
Activity 5 Continued 
Solve Problem for ACES Students 
Wed. 10/24 

Wednesday 10/24 Due: Problem for ACES students 
Review Buddies work

Complete score sheets and write letter for math buddies  Fri. 10/26 

Friday 10/26 Due: Text HWK 3, Fun Fair planing and scores and letters for buddies 
Fun Fair Planning Peer assess buddy letters

Write final drafts of buddy letters Fun Fair planning homework Read Journal Arcticle 2: "Understanding Students' Problem Solving Knowledge Through Their Writing"(avialable on our moodle site or ereserves) 
Mon. 10/29 


Fri. 11/2 

w e e k 6 
Monday 10/29 Due: Fun Fair HWK (if not turned in in class), final draft of letters 
Put letters in folders Activity 6 Journal Article #2 Quiz (3x5 notecard OK) 

Wednesday 10/31 Due: 
Activity 6 

Friday 11/2 Due: Text HWK 4 
FUN FAIR Practice 1 Activity 7 

Wed. 11/7 

w e e k 7 
Monday 11/5 
Activity 7


Wednesday 11/7 Due: Text HWK 5 
Solve new math buddy problem Activity 1 
Math Buddy Scoring (scoring sheets) 
Fri. 11/9 

Math Buddy Letters (Assignement/Check off list) 
Mon. 11/12 

Friday 11/9 Due: Buddy scoring 
Problem Solving Exam 

w e e k 8 
Monday 11/12 Due: Buddy Letters 
Review letters from partners and put in folders 

Wednesday 11/14 Due: 
Activity 8 

Wed. 11/21  
Friday 11/16 Due: 
FUN FAIR Organization & Practice of Opening/Closing Activity Activity 8/9 
Score Math Buddy Revisions using scoring sheets (scoring sheet) 
Mon. 11/19  
Make namecards for your buddies and any other Fun Fair materials 
Mon. 11/26  
Read Journal Article 3 "Children Who Enjoy Problem Solving" found on moodle or in ereserves. 
Mon. 11/19  
w e e k 9 
Monday 11/19 Due: Scoring sheets for math buddies; Journal Quiz today 
Activity 9 Journal Quiz #3 
Math Buddy Letters Final Draft 
Mon. 11/26  
Wednesday 11/21 Due: Text HWK 6 
Activity 10 

Wed. 11/28  
Friday 11/23 Due: 
Thanksgiving Holiday  No Class 

w e e k 10 
Monday 11/26 Due: Final draft of math buddy letters; namecards and all fun fair materials 
Put letters in folders FUN FAIR Practice 

Wednesday 11/28 Due: Text HWK 7 
Review for Final Exam 

Friday 11/30 
Math Buddy Fun Fair  Pacific Room 
Final Review (Answers)  
Final Exam: Wednesday 12/5 1011:50