# RE: Discussion Question 2 - [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching Mathgrades9-12

From: O'Hares <ohares3@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed Apr 20 2005 - 12:49:32 EDT

Nice to meet you Betty!

We could also incorporate algebraic expressions with
multile variables. Trip A(x) + Trip B(y) = C; where
A(x) might be meals on \$40/Day and B(y) might be
lodging on \$60.day.

What do you think?

Liz

--- Betty Hosta <BHosta@greeneccc.com> wrote:

> Hi, I'm taking this course like you and have been
> receiving your
> E-mails. My name is Betty and am presently teaching
> Algebra at a Vocational School. I spend a great
> deal of my class time
> preparing students for the Proficiency and the OGT.
> These students have
> not passed their prescribed tests and are weak in
> all areas of math. We
> cover the entire gamut of basic math skill,
> measurements, statistics,
> geometry and algebra. I have all levels of students
> and 25% are on
> IEP's. I like to give my students creative projects
> to work on which
> include the use video and the internet. My father
> a stroke and has been in the hospital going on two
> weeks. It has been a
> strain to keep up with everything so I apologize for
> my absence and the
> sudden hello. I am presently on part three and have
> a lesson plan as well. I really enjoyed your very
> enriching lesson on
> sflying the globe. I appreciate your sharing of
> information and
> websites. I too have created a lesson which
> incorporates travel, the
> internet and summarization. We have tried this for
> three years now and
> is a great end of the year lesson. I have my
> students plan a weeks
> vacation. The destination I have tried to keep in
> the US, but some
> students have special reasons for wanting it top
> expand beyond that so I
> am careful to question them why they wish to choose
> a certain location.
> The students must first arrive at the destination
> which in some
> instances changes due to the impracticality but for
> the most part they
> are very creative. They must come up with the way
> in which they will
> travel and where they will stay. I emphasize to
> them that the trips
> they are planning are what their parents do when
> traveling for a
> vacation they may have taken. I try to relate the
> point that this could
> be a trip that actually take someday and that this
> should be as real to
> life as possible. Their objective is to come up
> with the costs of the
> vacation from start to finish, which also includes
> an expense allowance
> for meals per day which I allow each student to make
> their own
> "reasonable" assessment of what that might be. Once
> they have their
> destination, they must make their flight
> arrangements using Expedia.com
> or Travelocity.com as examples of where they can go
> on the internet to
> set up travel arrangements since this is the way
> this is done now. Then
> they must find a hotel , print out a itinerary of
> the accommodations and
> get pricing for the amount of time they will stay
> there. In order for
> this to work they must have a specific time frame in
> they need to provide one source of amusement or
> activity they would like
> to do while there and give the source and its costs.
> When we are
> finished with this they are to summarize in
> paragraph form the outline
> of their trip why they chose this destination, what
> the costs are as
> including cost perday of food and include the
> activity planned. I know
> my students enjoy doing this and it is great for the
> last few weeks of
> school when the only thing on their minds is summer
> break. I hope you
> can include in future discussions. Hi, I'm taking
> this course like you
> and have been receiving your E-mails. My name is
> Betty and am presently
> teaching 11th grade Pre Algebra at a Vocational
> School. I spend a great
> deal of my class time preparing students for the
> Proficiency and the
> OGT. These students have not passed their
> prescribed tests and are weak
> in all areas of math. We cover the entire gamut of
> basic math skill,
> measurements, statistics, geometry and algebra. I
> have all levels of
> students and 25% are on IEP's. I like to give my
> students creative
> projects to work on which include the use video and
> the internet. My
> father has just recently had a stroke and has been
> in the hospital going
> on two weeks. It has been a strain to keep up with
> everything so I
> apologize for my absence and the sudden hello. I am
> presently on part
> three and have been thinking about a lesson plan as
> well. I really
> enjoyed your very enriching lesson on sflying the
> globe. I appreciate
> your sharing of information and websites. I too
> have created a lesson
> which incorporates travel, the internet and
> summarization. We have
> tried this for three years now and is a great end of
> the year lesson. I
> have my students plan a weeks vacation. The
> destination I have tried to
> keep in the US, but some students have special
> reasons for wanting it
> top expand beyond that so I am careful to question
> them why they wish to
> choose a certain location. The students must first
> arrive at the
> destination which in some instances changes due to
> the impracticality
> but for the most part they are very creative. They
> must come up with
> the way in which they will travel and where they
> will stay. I emphasize
> to them that the trips they are planning are what
> their parents do when
> traveling for a vacation they may have taken. I try
> to relate the point
> that this could be a trip that actually take someday
> and that this
> should be as real to life as possible. Their
> objective is to come up
> with the costs of the vacation from start to finish,
> which also includes
> an expense allowance for meals per day which I allow
> each student to
> make their own "reasonable" assessment of what that
> might be. Once they
> have their destination, they must make their flight
> arrangements using
> Expedia.com or Travelocity.com as examples of where
> they can go on the
> internet to set up travel arrangements since this is
> the way this is
> done now. Then they must find a hotel , print out a
> itinerary of the
> accommodations and get pricing for the amount of
> time they will stay
> there. In order for this to work they must have a
> specific time frame
> in mind. In addition they need to provide one
> source of amusement or
> activity they would like to do while there and give
> the source and its
> costs. When we are finished with this they are to
> summarize in
> paragraph form the outline of their trip why they
> chose this
> destination, what the costs are as including cost
> per day of food and
> include the activity planned. I know my students
> enjoy doing this and
> it is great for the last few weeks of school when
> the only thing on
> their minds is summer break. I hope you can include
> in future
> discussions. Betty from Xenia, Ohio.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: O'Hares [mailto:ohares3@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 3:57 PM
> To: Discussion list for TEACHING MATH,GRADES 9-12
> Subject: Re: Discussion Question 2 -
> [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching
>
> 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
>
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