The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to develop and apply some of the basic principles outlined in class to a case study related to teaching math in your SMART Lab classroom. The concept is that you will take some of the principles related to teaching and learning math that we have discussed and apply them to a situation in a SMART Lab classroom. Successful completion of this assignment requires you to move beyond the specifics of the situation and apply general principles.
Write a summary of your observations of a student in your SMART Lab class and
a conclusion that includes your recommendations for the student's continued
progress or remediation in math. Consider what you have learned in
Your case study must include the following:
Summary of Important Facts. Describe in a logical order the most important facts of the case. Include description of:
Problem. Clearly state any problem that needed to be addressed
in this child's math learning. Make a statement detailing why you chose
this student as the subject of your case study.
Recommendations. Based on your analysis and issues of individual needs, outline the steps that you think should be taken to deal with the issue(s) in the case. It is not necessary for you to re-state general principles here but your recommendations should follow clearly from the application of principles in the analysis section.
The case study needs to have a logical flow, be easy to read, and be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Your case study should be typed and double-spaced.
Append Field Notes
Though the above looks like a lot to write, you paper should not be longer that two pages (not including field notes). You did not have time or resources to do an in-depth case study.
Links to sample case studies (not necessarily math)