Monday October 22nd: Select partners and dates by this class period.
October 31st: Preliminary topic description emailed
(Worth 10 assignment points)
Plan due at least five days before
presentation date. (Worth 20% of grade)
Meet with me one week before presentation date.
one day after your presentation also email PowerPoint.
December 3rd (Lesson Plan due November 28th)
5th (Lesson Plan due
December 5th (Lesson Plan due November 30th)
December 7th (Lesson Plan due December 3rd)
with a group of 3. Prepare a classroom demonstration and activity on a
mathematical modeling topic using the data acquisition equipment and Logger Pro
that is of interest to you.
The presentation is to be well organized and include audio-visuals (Power Point) as well as hands-on demonstration, experiment and/or activity for the class. You will also submit a lesson plan. It must be typed neatly with perfect spelling and grammar and meet all requirements (See Lesson Plan Format above.) The mathematics should be clearly and correctly explained, and well formatted. (Use the equation editor.)
Each presentation should take half of the class period. A presentation lasting less than 20 minutes will receive a grade reduction of 1 % for each minute short -- i.e. if only 15 minutes -- -5%, if only 10 minutes -- - 10%. (To make sure that this doesn't happen to you -- have a supplemental exercise or activity that you can use if you are finishing early.) The presentation should be highly interactive with activities, questions, and exercises as appropriate for class participation.
How do you find a project topic? Look on-line at Vernier.com. Search the Internet -- there is an amazing amount of activities and lesson plans you can use for models. There are many links on the web page for our class. You can borrow some lab manuals from the department for the Logger Pro activities. (However you should do something creative -- do not just do the exact lab from a manual). If you need suggestions, see me.
Lesson Plan (20 pts)
______ / 4 pts. Topic and reference selection
Appropriate topic, good references, appropriate number of references cited
Lesson plan well-organized, coherent order.
______ / 20 pts. Content
Important points covered. Each section of lesson plan meets specifications.
Materials list, handouts included.
Good style, grammar -- spelling, and punctuation.
Class Presentation (80 pts)
_____ / 15 pts. Good visual aid (Power Point and if appropriate others).
Coherent order, well formatted, good content.
appropriately to enhance presentation.
outlined to class, coherent order used.
Content of classroom presentation.
Clear explanations, definitions of terms.
Correct presentation of underlying mathematical concepts.
use of interesting exercises and activities for class.
Spoke clearly and effectively and with confidence. Good demeanor and posture.
Engaged class interactively in the presentation.