Title

Smokey The Bear Meets Algebra: Lesson Plan Development for High School Algebra Based on Meaningful Contexts

Date

5-31-2018 3:40 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 4:00 PM

Location

HWC 204

Session Chair

Cheryl Beaver

Session Chair

Leanne Merrill

Session Title

Mathematics Capstone Project Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to show the process that went into creating and executing a five day lesson plan for a high school math class. Initial ideas varied but were rooted in the desire to give students a practical application for their mathematical skills. Based on research by Boaler, Gravemeiger, Doorman, and others, the lesson became a collectivist approach that used student inquiry and real world context to create a meaningful learning experience for high school students. We then reflect on a two day partial execution of the created lesson plans in a high school Algebra II classroom by looking at the successes and shortcomings of the lesson plan. Finally, suggestions are given for future application of inquiry based mathematical learning.

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Smokey The Bear Meets Algebra: Lesson Plan Development for High School Algebra Based on Meaningful Contexts

HWC 204

The purpose of this presentation is to show the process that went into creating and executing a five day lesson plan for a high school math class. Initial ideas varied but were rooted in the desire to give students a practical application for their mathematical skills. Based on research by Boaler, Gravemeiger, Doorman, and others, the lesson became a collectivist approach that used student inquiry and real world context to create a meaningful learning experience for high school students. We then reflect on a two day partial execution of the created lesson plans in a high school Algebra II classroom by looking at the successes and shortcomings of the lesson plan. Finally, suggestions are given for future application of inquiry based mathematical learning.