Classes start on Monday. We are on the block schedule right now, and I don’t teach in the first block (except for a weekly class on Wednesdays). I am grateful for a bit of extra time, although I am almost done planning—I need about four more good days before my class is completely done.

Here are two of my favorite things I have done in the past ten years with respect to course planning.

- I keep a text file in my course’s folder named NextTime.txt. Here is where I keep notes on what I would change for next time—perhaps I have a mistake in a set of solutions, or my grading system is too lenient, or I find a textbook that I really want to look at. The next time I teach the course, I just copy the folder, and I look first at NextTime.txt to see what I should be thinking about.
- I always make a huge checklist of things to do for the class. When I start planning for a class, I copy the old one and modify it. Only once I have a global view of what needs to be done do I start actually working on the class.

My to-do list for Calculus II is below. It is not edited for your convenience, so I think that not everything will make sense. I put an “X ” at the beginning of the line when I have completed it, and then I move it to the bottom of the page (I think do a find-and-replace to delete these when I start planning a new version of the course). Also, “tickle” comes from the idea of a tickler file—these are the things that I know I will need to remind myself of when the course actually happens.

Enjoy!

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IN-CLASS OUTCOME PRACTICE PROBLEMS/ESP PROBLEMS

D1: I1 Separable I2 IBP

D2: I3 Slicing

D3: A1 Approximate Integration/A2 Euler

D4: I4 Improper

D5: S1 DCT/S2 Integral Test

D6: S3 power series

D7: A3 Taylor poly

D8: E1 Error integration/E2 Taylor error

Work through trapezoidal rule error bound

D9: S4 epsilon-N

D10: I5 Double

D11: O1 Optimize 3D function

D12:

Math 120: Fourier, 1-variable wave equation, series solutions

D13:

\sigma(n) is sum of positive integers that divide n; Let H_n be 1+1/2+1/3+…+1/n. Is the following true for n \geq 1? sigma(n) \leq H_n+ln(H_n)e^{H_n}? Jeffrey Lagarias proved this is equivalent to the Riemann Hypothesis.

D14:

D15;

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SOLUTIONS FOR QUIZZES

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TICKLE

Daily engagement question

Close breakout rooms automatically (and lower countdown from 60 seconds to 20–30 seconds)

Policy: ask questions in chat

Day 1: use collaborations

Run through Piazza set-up on Piazza

Update rosters in gradebook (Spreadsheet and Google Drive)

Create Teams on Saturday before class; email class about who gets to go to class on Monday

set up Collaborations once we have the teams

Uncover new quiz

Add problems to collaboration spaces

Move Modules to top

Check Perusall

Change Missing Pacework This Week on Mondays in gradebook

Put Pacework in spreadsheet and Canvas

Do Daily video in response to Muddiest Point

Office hours from 9–10 every day

Add CAs and CA OH to “Teaching Staff” section in syllabus

Monday for Pacework tokens (and last day of class)

Daily 3-2-1-Go engagement question

Tickle 3-2-1 go for all problems

X Detailed class plan? ( 20 minutes Tutorial Q&A (to 20 min), 10 minutes new Learning Outcome problems Individual (to 30 min), 15 minutes new Learning Outcomes team (to 45 min), 10 minutes solutions (to 55 minutes), 5 minute break (to 60 minutes) 10 minutes Individual ESP (to 70 min), 25 minutes ESP Small teams (to 95 min), 20 minutes large group ESP (to 115 min), 10 minute break (to 125 min), 35 minute project (to 160 min), 10 minute outro Q&A (to 170 min), 10 min OH (to 180 min));

Tickle challenge problems

Add TA to Canvas

python random call

Create teams after CCI, tickle when to do new teams, or

Daily: Grade muddiest point, schedule assignment, each LO Assignment

Tickle: Grade projects

Put conversation opportunities in front of them (at each week, offer them a chance to meet with you via, say, a 10 minute phone call)

Create Guided Practice

Team based learning?

Create Mazur-type real-world problems—you know the outcome you want, but you don’t know how to achieve it; these should be Significant, Same problem, Specific choice, Simultaneous reporting (NOT THIS SEMESTER)

in class projects

Emily’s discussion roles: have the students analyze roles (interrupter, facilitator, challenging, etc). Do this in TBL in particular.

Have students do 2 examples: once correctly, then once incorrectly. Then have students identify wrong ones

Due dates for all homework (MyOpenMath, Projects/Drafts, Homework, Journals)

Solutions for quizzes (TA just uses videos—better that way, since TA understands problem better)

Print Team Rosters for folders

Make Team Folders

Make sure that A,B,C,etc options are in Folders

Do video comments on grading

Check Piazza a lot

Tickle: create muddiest point assignment in Piazza each day

Turn camera off to support Zoom burnout, ask students to start with camera off (more private, allows for better connections) and turn on cameras/microphones only if comfortable

Python: Make daily task reminder sheet (Update Canvas)

MWF: Bring laptop for PollEverywhere, Change Canvas

M: Tickle “Market/review/sell grading system”

T: Post Quiz solutions after 2:25 pm

W:

R:

F: Update Gradebook, Check MyOpenMath

Tickle post quiz solutions

Put solutions in the right place

Bring laptop for PollEverywhere

Tickle Bring area function worksheets

Tickle bring Gateway practice worksheets

Tickle update Gradebook each week before email goes out

Tickle Start all python programs

Tickle get quizzes to Wilmot (either once or weekly)

Tickle make tRandom

Tickle adjust for loops in grade email python program if students add/drop

Tickle add names and emails to spreadsheet

Tickle mutt .alias file

Tickle Put teams in Peer Evaluations on Canvas

Tickle Print rosters (331, too)

Tickle start grade update email on cron

Tickle CA (Gateways and Quizzes)

Tickle Make Teams on First Day

Tickle Precalc MOMHW due on 9/19; check morning 9/20 for 100%

Tickle Team Tests are 25 points each

Tickle bring Team Tests

Tickle “do peer assessments” (one practice by 10/12, one that matters by 12/13)

Tickle Precalc MOMHW due on 10/17; check morning 10/18 for 50%

Tickle “do midterm evaluations on Forms Manager” https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/IWHN2KIIM9

Tickle “It is harder to teach this way (closer to evals)”

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OTHER

Intro video about me and course (essential questions and my passion)

Due dates for projects

3 drafts of Covid 19 Project

2 drafts of Sagatagan project

4 drafts of the integration individual project

Assign each team member to a different individual project

Have students work on their integral for 10 minutes on the first day; if they solve it, convince their team

Fix closed captioning

Convert PDFs to htmls via XML

Daily social justice idea

Mathographies of current mathematicians

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X LEARNING GOALS

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ASSESSMENTS

X Journal

X Math 120: Weekly portfolio: review work, claim standards

X Muddiest Point/Schedule

X Have them write journals on how they view themselves as a mathematician/metacognitive stuff

X https://www.francissu.com/post/7-exam-questions-for-a-pandemic-or-any-other-time

X Journal on learning goals (as opposed to learning outcomes)

X MyOpenmMath

X myopenmath.com (organize by day?)

X My OpenMath Assignments

X Specs/Rubrics (general for Take-Home Quiz, Journal, MyOpenMath, Projects)

X Goal-less problems

X Students submit videos, Video creation: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511970.2017.1396568, FlipGrid?

X Homework/Quizzes/Exams

X Homework solutions for Canvas

X Video solutions (Accessibility)

X daily graded homework (do n, I give feedback on n-k)

X Final exam?

X Create sample learning goals/quiz/tagging

X Make sample quiz with tagging

X Do labels, no labels, or combination on quizzes (Default is “no labels;” but they can be labelled, in which case there is no other possible credit)

X Come up with codes for the goals

X Proof Problems

X Write Challenge/Proof Problems (include oral exam at the end) for A

General

X Explicitly tie task to learning outcomes

X Give students choices

X Grade shorter, more frequently with rubrics (three levels for struggling student/average student/excellent student, then give 3 sentences of details)

X Redo assignment list when done

X Projects

X Give them intermediate due dates (drafts)

X Come up with a Team Capstone project for last couple of weeks/end of unit (wine glass? Then Gabriel’s horn (smallest surface area to volume ratio) Use the digits 1–9 at most once to maximize \int_a^b x^n dx; Use digits 1–9 to get the derivative of f(x)=ax^d+bx^e+ce^x to be close to 1205 as possible, )

X Students submit videos

X Write up 118: Find messy, real-life projects for them (use calculus and real data to predict how many people will live in Minnesota in the year 2300; use calculus and real data predict US GDP in 2300, Use calculus and Google Earth to figure out how big of an area CSB and SJU are (separately), Use calculus and real world data to minimize the amount of money you need to spend on heating, cooling, and insulation for a new home (how much insulation should you put in?), use calculus and real-world data to predict number of walleye in Mille Lacs in 2050. Use Calculus and real world data to determine how to save the most money over 10 years/20 years/30 years/50 years with a mortgage

X TEAM: Covid 19: adapt Euler’s method to predict how many cases on December 31, 2021; predict total number of cases (numerical int), need model parameters, estimate error on both #cases and cumulative #cases.

X TEAM: Pump out koi pond and lake sagatagan (work—how much money?)

X DO NOT DO: INDIVIDUAL: Series solution to ODE: Fail, numerical solution with estimation, Taylor with estimation

X INDIVIDUAL: Movement. Integrate \int_0^1 e^{x^2}. Fail, numerical solution with estimation, Taylor with estimation (note large movement with different methods, and local movement with better approximations/more terms)

X Put in Portfolium assignments into courses

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SYLLABUS

X Prepared and engaged/Grade the IFAF

X Quizzes only test CORE (grade accordingly)

X Tokens for extra video attempts (make expensive)

X Student Hours, not Office Hours

X Don’t give feedback on all of it, but tell students why you aren’t giving feedback on everything)

X Make due dates Tuesday at 1 pm so that they don’t feel the pressure to cheat (vs Sunday at midnight)

X OpenStax volumes 2 and 3 (not much of 3)

X remind.com (you can text to them)

X Tell them how you want to communicate with me

X TEMP: Change syllabi from youcanbook.me to Starfish (when ready)

X “if you are here, you belong here.”

X Grading DoMs section

X Tokens (5?)

X Put General Education learning outcomes on syllabus

X CCI/Calc-Readiness (put on DoM sheet, too)

X Final from 10:45–12:45 on Thursday, 12/14

X Precalc myopenmath

X 119 myopenmath

X Quizzes (DoMs—include project/Walk’s videos)

X Grades are based on # of DoMs

X Peer evaluation multiplier

X State what is on gateways in syllabus (implicit for Derivatives, trig for 119, not trig for 118)

X Write sections for each assessment

X Make generic class schedule (2G/1B, discuss all problems/solutions, presentations (Bret talks about all results), “thanks,” quiz)

X Add proofs to syllabus

X Put “don’t” study into syllabus, first day slides (http://www.ipsative.com/blog/10)

X Explain grading philosophy in syllabus

X Incorporate WolframAlpha so that students can practice and check their answers

X In syllabus, explain what office hours are for

X Put make-up quiz policy in syllabus (no make-ups)

X Figure out how many quizzes are sufficient

X Decide on final learning goals

X Syllabus: grading is quizzes (including team-based stuff), project (unstructured, real-life, messy one?), proofs (later: Rats?, Peer Assessment, Proof Problems, Project, some sort of team-based HW thing?)

X mutt .alias file

X TA Gradebook

X python email

X Put learning outcomes/CC/IC outcomes, S-U grading, legalese on syllabus

X “This is the plan, up until it is no longer the plan.”

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X Use pandoc for slides

X Require mic and headphones?

X PreTeXt? (no—pandoc)

X Testing effect (every day)

X Worked examples (6.2,6.4, 6.5, 7.8, 8.2, 11.4)

X Sage/Python

X Talk about MOVEMENT (estimation to a better approximation)

X Read with Perusall; a few videos to help

X Don’t worry about content; instead, focus on interactions

X 3 most important: access, assessment, inclusion

X Assume they are using a phone (91% of people near St Cloud have a phone; poverty to 200% poverty is 96%)

X Assume asynchronous (then f2f/synchronous is optional)

X Time-shifted:

X Flipped classroom (new information on their own, practice with us)

X Get them away from the device—have them communicate with a bank, for instance, and then have them come back to Canvas

X -Universal design—give students multiple ways to learn and multiple ways to demonstrate what they know

X -GET RID of “respond once and respond with two of your colleagues.” Instead, ask students to “advance the conversation.” Give them an open Zoom room.

X Use questions like Minerva: here are the steps of an optimization problem; which steps are incorrect or unclear?

X Do daily RATs?

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SYLLABUS UPDATE

X Python Gradebook

X Python Pacework

X Gradebook (including Lifelong Learning eligibility—done with Pacework, at least 35 DoMs)

X Change Specs (pace, project presentations, Lifelong Learning Assignments videos, Quiz)

X Project Specifications

X Whiteboard/markers required?

X Jamboard/docs?

X Detailed class plan? ( 20 minutes Tutorial Q&A (to 20 min), 10 minutes new Learning Outcome problems Individual (to 30 min), 15 minutes new Learning Outcomes team (to 45 min), 10 minutes solutions (to 55 minutes), 5 minute break (to 60 minutes) 10 minutes Individual ESP (to 70 min), 25 minutes ESP Small teams (to 95 min), 20 minutes large group ESP (to 115 min), 10 minute break (to 125 min), 35 minute project (to 160 min), 10 minute outro Q&A (to 170 min), 10 min OH (to 180 min));

X QR Rubric

X Intellectual Property disclaimer

X Perusall Syllabus

X Individual Project

X Monday is MOMWork catchup

X Tutorial Grade

X Fix: Grading and descriptions (challenge problems and entry criteria, tutorials)

X Re-think grading–not RATs (VideoProjects for AB/A after X MOMWork points and X total DoMS, peer review? Team Quiz?)

XX “Keeping Pace” homework instead of MOMWork

X Daily Quiz

X Resubmit previous day’s quiz

X Peer review?

X Change to Homework Assignments

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X Google Spreadsheet for TAs

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CANVAS

XX Day 1 Assignments

X Read Syllabus, study stuff, set up Piazza

X Video on how to navigate Modules

X Sign up for Piazza (add picture)

X Add your picture to Zoom.

X Sign up for Perusall

X Add picture to Piazza

X Zoom: Require picture

X Read Syllabus

X Read FAQ

X Erica’s Form for making teams

X Do learner autobiography

X D1

X -FAQ area

X Google Jamboard/docs

Zoom: large group: camera and microphone off; breakouts, audio and video are both on (unless you have a bad internet connection)

X Grading

X -“Here is how you can talk to me if you are stressed about the midterm.”

X -INCLUSION: put in specific, intentional conversations where you talk about community in the course

X -minimum expectations for online conduct (ask for student input, change syllabus)

X IT services for Tech Support

X Perusall

X Piazza

X Perusall video

X Piazza set up (folders for LOs muddiestpoint projects Pacework syllabus/course policies, latex how to)

X midterm evals

X Erica’s Quiz

X https://www.geogebra.org/m/nbjfjtpv

X Insert projects into modules where appropriate (continue working on projects)

X Canvas set up (post syllabus, my OH sign up page, learning outcomes, videos, project, etc, read syllabus, SRL stuff) (later semesters: mindmap link, latex help, latex template, Sage help, sagemath link,mind map reminders, buy markers)

X Syllabus

X Do conditional release on assignments

X Tutorial/Tutorial solution the next day

X Collaborations

X Do Days

X Requirements

X Do tutoriiial solutttions

X Prereqs

X Contact Bret (to to Piazza)

X Piazza

X Wolfram alpha link

X MyOpenMath link

X OpenStax Link

X Fix Perusall

X Assignment: look at what is due for the next week

X Everything due at 11:30

X Khan Academy

X Peer Review all quizzes

X Quiz/Peer review the next day

X Lifelong Learning Assignments

X Pacework

X Perusall

Convert LGs, Syllabus, Specs, etc to html

X Lower time pressure (remove all time limits; use analytics to see how long they take; double check super-fast and super-slow students)reate daily canvas plan

X PollEverywhere (not Nearpod) Canvas Technologies, Canvas txt to bring device every day)

X DoM sheet

X Team Test Sheets

X Pffaf’s files on Canvas

X Poll Everywhere (not Nearpod) link

X Bring computers for RATs

X Bring computers for evaluations

X Make Peer Evaluation forms on Canvas

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OTHER

X Zoom policies: change breakout room times/countdown times

X Fix closed captioning

X Convert PDFs to htmls via XML

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X Create Sage stuff for Eulers/Trap/Midpoint/Simpsons

X Compile video playlist

X Project Plan (in F20Actual)

X Use pandoc for slides

X Require mic and headphones?

X PreTeXt? (no—pandoc)

X Testing effect (every day)

X Worked examples (6.2,6.4, 6.5, 7.8, 8.2, 11.4)

X Sage/Python

X Talk about MOVEMENT (estimation to a better approximation)

X Read with Perusall; a few videos to help

X Don’t worry about content; instead, focus on interactions

X 3 most important: access, assessment, inclusion

X Assume they are using a phone (91% of people near St Cloud have a phone; poverty to 200% poverty is 96%)

X Assume asynchronous (then f2f/synchronous is optional)

X Time-shifted:

X Flipped classroom (new information on their own, practice with us)

X Get them away from the device—have them communicate with a bank, for instance, and then have them come back to Canvas

X -Universal design—give students multiple ways to learn and multiple ways to demonstrate what they know

X -GET RID of “respond once and respond with two of your colleagues.” Instead, ask students to “advance the conversation.” Give them an open Zoom room.

X Use questions like Minerva: here are the steps of an optimization problem; which steps are incorrect or unclear?

X Do daily RATs?

X Due dates for projects

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X “Set of Me” assignment (https://busynessgirl.com/spicing-up-those-introduction-posts/)

X Weinberg’s SIR Method video (for project)

X Close caption videos

X RATS

X study guides for rats

X Create RATs

X Syllabus RAT (with wrong answer)

X Put RATs on Canvas

X Print out RAT questions as back-up

X Create RATs

X Require Whiteboard and markers (add to syllabus?)

X Clean up 120 folder

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