Content Focus: Mathematics
Grade Level: Secondary
Major Concept(s): Measurement, Number Sense
Targeted LoTi Level: LoTi 3
Targeted Goals and Objectives:
I. To improve student achievement on the Math TAKS in the area of measurement and number sense.
II. To elevate technology implementation in the Math Department.
A. Target Math instructors will successfully implement this professional development intervention in their classroom.
B. Target Math instructors will successfully implement technology at a LoTi 3 relating to measurement and number sense.
Professional Development Agenda:
2. TAKS Discussion: Measurement & Number Sense
3. "Build A Deck"
4. Math Scoring Guide
* Internet Access
Lowe's Deck Construction
Hotsprings Deck Construction
* Internet Resources:
National Library of Math Manipulatives
Brief summary of Professional Development Intervention:
This intervention will involve staff designing their ideal outdoor deck (including spa) and then:
1. Calculating the area of their proposed deck
2. Estimating the cost of the decking materials (surface area only)
3. Submitting a bid for completion (surface area only)
Participants will first access one of the above URL's to design a custom deck depending if they want a spa as part of the deck construction package. After designing their deck, participants will calculate the total surface area and then research the internet for the cost of the decking materials (surface area only). The final product will be a formal bid submitting to the workshop facilitator containing the cost of materials, deck dimensions, and construction fees.
NOTE: AFTER PARTICPANTS DESIGN THEIR DECK, HAVE THEM PRINT OUT THE PAGE DISPLAYING THEIR DECK WITH DIMENSIONS IMMEDIATELY; DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO FINISH THE ENTIRE PROCESS BECAUSE IT WILL ULTIMATELY REVEAL THE ACTUAL SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THEIR DESIGN!