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 National Math Trail

 Type:
 Activity
 Grade:
 912
 Subjects:
 Math

 Prep Time:
 more than an hour
 Duration:
 Multiple Class Sessions

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Summary:
Students create a mathematics problem from visiting a place in the community. They create a PowerPoint presentation and submit it to website.
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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