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Enrich Transformations and Polynomials Instruction with Technology

Grade 8 Sample Unit

Standards Alignment



Evaluation Goals



Content Outline




Class Components


Session 1 – Using SmartBoard Technology to Explore Transformational Geometry

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To improve understanding of transformational geometry.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To support our understanding of transformational geometry using SmartBoard Technology.

IMPACT Mathematics 2nd ed.,2005
IMPACT Mathematics 3rd ed.,2009
Math 8.1 Facilitator Agenda


Math 8.1 Participant Agenda


Math 8.1 PowerPoint



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Session 2 – Using Geometer's SketchPad to Explore Transformational Geometry

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To improve our understanding of transformational geometry.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To use Geometer's SketchPad to support working with transformations.


IMPACT Mathematics 2nd ed.,2005
IMPACT Mathematics 3rd ed.,2009
Math 8.2 Facilitator Agenda


Math 8.2 Participant Agenda


Math 8.2 PowerPoint



Resources:

, Steps to Modify a Premade GSP Sketch
Reflection Symmetry.gsp, Reflection.gsp, Reflect.gsp, Rotation Symmetry.gsp, Rotate.gsp, Translate.gsp, Reflect Intersecting.gsp, Glide reflect tiling.gsp, Triangle tiles.gsp, Twisted triangles.gsp, Tumbling blocks.gsp, Coordinate Reflect.gsp , Coordinate Translate.gsp, RooBooGoo.gsp


Session 3 – Using Geometer's SketchPad to Create Sketches and Transformations

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To improve our understanding of transformational geometry.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To use Geometer's SketchPad to create sketches and transformations.


IMPACT Mathematics 2nd ed.,2005
IMPACT Mathematics 3rd ed.,2009
Math 8.3 Facilitator Agenda


Math 8.3 Participant Agenda


Math 8.3 PowerPoint



Resources:


Kaleidoscope and Tessellation Instructions.doc,


Session 4 – Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To explore web resources that are available to enrich the knowledge base of math teachers, focusing on the content that they teach.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To use web resources to model effective teaching of specific math content.
(No reference to the IMPACT Mathematics Text in this session)






Session 5 – Using Technology for Math Writing

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point:To recognize the benefits of writing in math class.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To use discussion boards and wikis to bolster math writing.




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Session 6 - Usig Geometer's SketchPad to Model Binomial and Trinomial Expressions

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To find the second and third terms of a factorable trinomial related to the binomial factors.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To use Geometer's SketchPad to model how to expand binomial expressions and factor polynomial expressions.




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Session 7 – Working with Algebraic Expressions

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To use an area model to describe algebraic expressions.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To explore technology resources to help solve equations.




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Session 8 - Using Virtual Manipulatives to Support Polynomial Work

Authors: Elaine Carman, Shana Covel, William Heller, Ayano Kindaichi, Lisa Nielsen, Patricia Catania, Cheryl Schafer, and Phyllis Tam
  • Content Teaching Point: To use virtual manipulatives to support our understanding of mathematical relationships.
  • Technology Teaching Point: To identify the algebra tile website that best supports instruction.




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Facilitator Notes:
You are encouraged to customize the materials to your teaching style.
Please add your own contact information in the last slide of your PowerPoints before presenting.