Thanks for the info...
The technology class is designed for a mix of 9-12
...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
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 <email@example.com> 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?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "O'Hares" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Discussion list for TEACHING MATH, GRADES 9-12"
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 3:56 PM
> 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
> > together? Or are they separately distributed? I
> > 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
> > the students about 2-3 weeks to complete. Tell me
> > you think? How many days do you think your kids
> > 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
> > at first but they soon find they have to know
> > something about world cities and how to keep
> > Teams of 2 plan a trip around the world, by air,
> > beginning from our home base. They had to touch
> > in at least six major cities, roughly plotted
> > the planet. They used a classroom globe/map to
> > the, major cities they would visit before we sat
> > the computers.
> > The students are provided web sites to identify
> > learn about cities around the world; Internet
> > Network (http://www.itn.net), to learn about air
> > travel; and Mapquest.com, to learn about in car
> > and driving directions. Students learn to identify
> > names of destination cities and the dates and
> times of
> > departure.
> > Students record their destination and travel times
> > a chart - column one became travel time, while
> > two became connections of "down" time. Some
> > will have success getting half way across the
> > then have to change their destination cities when
> > found there were no connections available.
> > every one makes it back home and tallies their
> > 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
> > sentences) describing what and where your travels
> > take you to visit - for a total of at least 6
> > paragraphs. Name this file in the following
> > 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
> > plan itinerary.
> > Objectives 3:
> > Map the best route using the least miles and time
> > complete your trip back home to Merrimack, New
> > Hampshire.
> > List your route's itinerary in an Excel
> > and calculate cost, miles, and time subtotals for
> > leg in trip and total trip. Name this file in the
> > following format: first initial, last name-,
> > (for example: eohare-ane.xls).
> > Objectives 4:
> > Link Excel spreadsheet file into Word document
> > Objective 1) with an appropriate introduction to
> > spreadsheet.
> > Create and link 2 graphics to Word document,
> > in Adobe Photoshop. Images can be captured from
> web or
> > original art scanned in to computer. Image
> > include map of the cities of travel, travel
> > site details (beach, boat, skis, animals). Name
> > file in the following format: first initial, last
> > name-, ane#.doc (for example: eohare-ane1.jpg and
> > eohare-ane2.jpg).
> > ____________________________________
> > --- Janet von Stein <email@example.com>
> >> Hi Liz:
> >> I completed session 3 and have been thinking
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