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Students create a mathematics problem from visiting a place in the community. They create a PowerPoint presentation and submit it to website.
- 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.
- 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.
Have students create a trail with multiple math problems/places surrounded by a theme of student choice.
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.