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url of smarboard lesson
discuss how you would use this lesson in the classroom and how you will assess their learning
Pete Forman
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
This smartboard lesson would work well with a lesson on exponents. This activity would really give the students a real life feel for the power of exponents. As you change the exponents from one direction to the other you could ask a student whether you would be making the distance larger or smaller. It would also prove helpful doing a lesson on scientific notation as well.
Pete Forman
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=161
This smartboard lesson would be useful with a lesson on pi. This interactive lesson would help the student understand what pi actually represents and how mathematicians were able to approximate its value so long ago. You could ask students if they noticed a pattern or trend with the area's and perimeter's
of the poygons as the value of n increases.
Tasos Neofotistos
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Math/Angles+in+a+Triangle+%28SMART-created%29.htm
This lesson would be very helpful when the unit on geometry and trigonometry arises. It is hard for studetns to graps that math wasn't created or invented but instead discovered. This understanding can only come with unassisted discoveries in math and this lesson would be a great way to follow up an introduction on how all triangles , circles, and squares, no matter where they are found, all possess the same mathematical properties. I would assess my students by having them construct predetermined triangles out of construction paper and let each of them only label two of the angles in degrees. The triangles will be different sizes but each one will have only triangle with the same corresponding angles, therefore students will have to figure out their last angle and then go find the corresponding triangle amongst their classmates. They will be amazed that the pairs of triangles have the same angles but are totally different sizes.
Tasos Neofotistos
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Math/Ratios+and+Proportion.htm
This lesson allows students to compare ratios and proportions using common objects such as pizza and burgers. This would be a great way to drive up interest in math because what student doesn't like pizza and burgers. Also, it would be a great way to motivate the students by telling them that if they get their quiz grades up we could have a pizza and burger party. To assess my students I would allow predetermined students to take the orders for things like what kind of soda, chips and pizza or burger. i would then assign them to come up with the ratios concerning coke to root beer, burgers to pizza and so on.