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Re: Discussion Question 2 - [Channel-talkmathhs] TeachingMathgrades9-12

From: Janet von Stein <tristar5@optonline.net>
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 17:23:46 EDT
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What a wonderful time that first year is. It was a good decision to take
the time off to enjoy your new baby and recover. I have 4 children: 26,
24, 22 and 15. 3 boys and my "baby" girl. I live in Mount Kisco, about 50
miles north of NYC. My oldest graduated from Union (Schenectady) and is at
Cornell doing PhD. My 22 year old is at SUNY Albany.

I haven't looked ahead to Session 5 but, yes we have to do a lesson for
Session 4. I'll attach my lesson for Reasoning & Proof.

I'm hoping to complete this course this week. (I'm on spring break) I'm
also doing Insights into Algebra.

Jan

----- Original Message -----
From: "O'Hares" <ohares3@yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion list for TEACHING MATH, GRADES 9-12"
<channel-talkmathhs@learner.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: Discussion Question 2 - [Channel-talkmathhs]
TeachingMathgrades9-12

> Thanks for the info...
> The technology class is designed for a mix of 9-12
> graders.
> ..our schools are on break the last week in April.
> but I'm actually on sebatical for the year, working on
> my MEd. and taking care of my new son (now 9 months
> old).
>
> Where in NY are you? I'm from Albany.
>
> I haven't looked ahead - we need to do lesson plans
> for each section?
>
>
> --- Janet von Stein <tristar5@optonline.net> wrote:
>
>> Hi Liz:
>>
>> What a great lesson and great way for students to
>> get to know about cities
>> across the globe while honing their computer skills.
>> I also like the
>> integration of excel and photoshop. They could also
>> create a power point
>> presentation of the cities they visited. What
>> grade(s) will do this lesson?
>>
>> Initially, it will take about a week for the corn
>> sprout before any
>> measuring can take place. However, the activities
>> are a day each and can be
>> started in the interim. So about 5 days in all.
>>
>> The Mathematics Teacher is the Journal of NCTM for
>> secondary school
>> teachers. Teaching in the Middle is the Journal for
>> middle school teachers.
>>
>> I'm contemplating the next lesson plan for Unit 4.
>>
>> Are you on break this week?
>>
>> Jan
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "O'Hares" <ohares3@yahoo.com>
>> To: "Discussion list for TEACHING MATH, GRADES 9-12"
>>
>> <channel-talkmathhs@learner.org>
>> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 3:56 PM
>> Subject: Re: Discussion Question 2 -
>> [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching
>> Mathgrades9-12
>>
>>
>> > Hi Janet,
>> > I'm currently a computer tech teacher, but I have
>> > experience with teaching math from 6-12 grade.
>> >
>> > The math lessons below look great. What is "the
>> > Mathematics Teacher?" Do you tie/string these
>> lessons
>> > together? Or are they separately distributed? I
>> like
>> > the flaming Function and M&M problems the best!
>> >
>> > A computer tech lesson I have put together that
>> > integrates math and geography is below It should
>> take
>> > the students about 2-3 weeks to complete. Tell me
>> what
>> > you think? How many days do you think your kids
>> would
>> > take to do this project - say in a 45 minute day.
>> > _______________________________
>> >
>> > 'Round the World in 80 Days
>> >
>> >
>> > Mathematics and Geography integration to teach
>> > students about the world is to have them plan an
>> > 80-day plane trip around it.
>> >
>> > Planning a round the world trip by air seemed
>> simple
>> > at first but they soon find they have to know
>> > something about world cities and how to keep
>> records.
>> >
>> > Teams of 2 plan a trip around the world, by air,
>> > beginning from our home base. They had to touch
>> down
>> > in at least six major cities, roughly plotted
>> around
>> > the planet. They used a classroom globe/map to
>> choose
>> > the, major cities they would visit before we sat
>> at
>> > the computers.
>> >
>> > The students are provided web sites to identify
>> and
>> > learn about cities around the world; Internet
>> Travel
>> > Network (http://www.itn.net), to learn about air
>> > travel; and Mapquest.com, to learn about in car
>> travel
>> > and driving directions. Students learn to identify
>> the
>> > names of destination cities and the dates and
>> times of
>> > departure.
>> >
>> > Students record their destination and travel times
>> on
>> > a chart - column one became travel time, while
>> column
>> > two became connections of "down" time. Some
>> students
>> > will have success getting half way across the
>> globe,
>> > then have to change their destination cities when
>> they
>> > found there were no connections available.
>> Eventually
>> > every one makes it back home and tallies their
>> times.
>> >
>> > Objectives 1:
>> >
>> > Find and identify each at least 1 city from at
>> least 6
>> > countries from an approved book or online source.
>> >
>> >
>> > Using Microsoft Word, write 1 original paragraph
>> (3-7
>> > sentences) describing what and where your travels
>> will
>> > take you to visit - for a total of at least 6
>> > paragraphs. Name this file in the following
>> format:
>> > first initial, last name-, ane.doc (for example:
>> > eohare-ane.doc).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Objectives 2:
>> >
>> > Figure out which cities/towns you will visit and
>> > method of travel (car, train, plane).
>> >
>> >
>> > Visit www.itn.net and/or mapquest.com with teacher
>> and
>> > plan itinerary.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Objectives 3:
>> >
>> > Map the best route using the least miles and time
>> to
>> > complete your trip back home to Merrimack, New
>> > Hampshire.
>> >
>> >
>> > List your route's itinerary in an Excel
>> spreadsheet
>> > and calculate cost, miles, and time subtotals for
>> each
>> > leg in trip and total trip. Name this file in the
>> > following format: first initial, last name-,
>> ane.xls
>> > (for example: eohare-ane.xls).
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Objectives 4:
>> >
>> > Link Excel spreadsheet file into Word document
>> (from
>> > Objective 1) with an appropriate introduction to
>> the
>> > spreadsheet.
>> >
>> >
>> > Create and link 2 graphics to Word document,
>> created
>> > in Adobe Photoshop. Images can be captured from
>> web or
>> > original art scanned in to computer. Image
>> suggestions
>> > include map of the cities of travel, travel
>> method,
>> > site details (beach, boat, skis, animals). Name
>> this
>> > file in the following format: first initial, last
>> > name-, ane#.doc (for example: eohare-ane1.jpg and
>> > eohare-ane2.jpg).
>> > ____________________________________
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --- Janet von Stein <tristar5@optonline.net>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Liz:
>> >>
>> >> I completed session 3 and have been thinking
>> about
>>
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