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COLUMBUS, OH
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  1. National Math Trail
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Goals:

  • Students will recognize connections among mathematics and the community as assessed by explanation of their mathematics problem in the oral presentation.
  • Students will blog journal about their project as assessed by student participation in the blogs.
  • Students will develop a mathematics problem that is relevant to their chosen location as assessed in the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Students will communicate mathematical knowledge effectively to others as assessed in the oral presentation.  

Resource Instructions

  • Teacher will distribute the National Math Trail Project Requirements and the National Math Trail rubric.
  • Teacher will read the Project Requirements and the rubric to the class.  Teacher will lead a Q&A session to answer any lingering questions.  Teacher will show class sample submissions of National Math Trail projects at http://www.nationalmathtrail.org [www.nationalmathtrail.org].
  • Students will visit a location in the community on their own and create a mathematics problem relative to their chosen location.
  • Students will create a PowerPoint presentation of their National Math Trail project describing their chosen location, giving pictures/graphics of the location and the mathematics problem/solution that they came up with.

 Students will do an oral presentation of their project in front of their peers.

Extensions:

Have students create a trail with multiple math problems/places surrounded by a theme of student choice.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed using their PowerPoint and oral presentation according to the following categories detailed on the provided rubric: PowerPoint, Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics, Problem/Problem Solution and Oral Presentation.  Students will also be required to blog about their projects and any insights that they have seen.  Blogs will be graded strictly on a participation basis.

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