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Projects in the Math Classroom: Learning Through Doing

Session One: Saturday 10:00am–11:30am
Room 207
Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, Caitlin Thompson
Affiliation: Science Leadership Academy
Conversational Focus/Audience:
High School, Middle School
Conversation Description:

It is often challenging to design meaningful and engaging projects that serve to assess true understanding. Additionally, projects often take longer for teachers to design and for students to complete. In this session, five SLA math teachers will reflect on implementing meaningful projects into the design of a high school math curriculum while simultaneously incorporating traditional assessments. The session will begin with an in-depth examination of projects that have been used at SLA, reflecting on both success and failures.

Presentation Slides:
* Click here for a PDF of the Presentation
Sample Projects:
* Algebra 1 Benchmark
* Algebra 1 Benchmark Rubric
* Geometry Benchmark
* Geometry Benchmark Rubric
* Algebra 2 Benchmark
* Algebra 2 Benchmark Rubric
* Pre-Calculus Benchmark
* Pre-Calculus Benchmark Rubric
* Calculus Benchmark
* Calculus Benchmark Rubric

Conversational Practice:
The group will brainstorm subject specific ideas and discuss strategies for the design and implementation of meaningful math projects. We will be using GoogleDocs to document our learning. The conversation will conclude with a sharing out of ideas and planning for future applications.
Elluminate Rooms ( instructions for launching Elluminate )
Stream via Elluminate: Room 207 — Channel A


Sunil Reddy Sunil Reddy said:

Please feel free to email any of the presenters with questions, comments, to request additional student project samples, or to share project ideas. Thank you for your participation in our session!

Erin Garvey - egarvey@scienceleadership.org
Brad Latimer - blatimer@scienceleadership.org
Mark Miles - mmiles@scienceleadership.org
Sunil Reddy - sreddy@scienceleadership.org
Caitlin Thompson - cthompson@scienceleadership.org

Sat 30 Jan 2010 06:41:24 PM EST