Math 4003 Fall 2005, October 5, 2005

Preproposals for Curriculum Unit Projects

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Mentor teacher (School)
(CC = LA Comprehensive Curriculum)
Proposed work
Amanda Choppin
Mrs. Allums (Glasgow Middle)
Algebra I

Sections 1 through 3 in Chapter 5 of "Algebra I", the textbook for the class.

October 10, 2005 and Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I will be responsible for teaching for 2 days when these lessons are delivered. Due to the material being new to the studnets. Mrs. Allums will allow more than one day per section for the material to be taught. I will meet with Mrs. Allums to develope the lessons by exploring her in-class resources. She will assist me in determining appropriate examples, practice problems, and ways to test for student understanding.

Brittany Couvillon
Heidi Nolan (Glasgow Middle)
7th Grade
CC Grade 7, Unit 3: Computation and Algebra
October 25 and 27, 2005
This unit will introduce completely new information. I will introduce students to inequality equations and square roots. After completing the unit, students will be able to use the distributive property in real-life applications, use the order of operations to solve problems, evaluate algebraic expressions containing exponents and square roots, recognize inequalities verbally and graphically, and plot points on a coordinate grid. The students will use their previous knowledge of percents and fractions to solve inequalities involving these. They will complete a project on budgeting so they can see the use of inequalities in their lives. Students will complete individual work and participate in group work.
Aubrey Cucullu
Thelda Adams
6th grade
CC Grade 6, Unit 4: Geometry, Area, Perimeter, and Measurement
October 24-28 till October 31-November 4
I will be presenting unit four of the comprehensive curriculum for sixth grade math. I will be covering Geometry, Area, Perimeter, and Measurement. I will be teaching for approximately four days to two classes a day. My objectives are for the students to clearly comprehend vocabulary and measurement techniques for computing area and perimeter. To prepare, I will be working with Mrs. Adams and the materials she has already offered me, since she is very particular about what she wants taught and the way she wants it taught in her classroom. If her activities are sufficient, she will give me suggestions, otherwise I will be working on my own activities.
Rosemary Hagius
Iris Nettles
Algebra II
CC Algebra II, Unit 2: Polynomial Equations and Inequalities
I will teach the end of the unit in October
I plan to get all supplies needed to help my students in the activities from the Comprehensive Curriculum, make handouts, and prepare an extensive lesson plan including examples and diagrams.
Marcus Mann
Mrs. Raush
Precalculus (11 and 12 grade)
CC Advanced Math I, Unit 3:
Activities 6 and 7
I will teacher the students the properties of Log and exponential functions and how they are used in solving equations. I will teach these activities on November 1st and 3rd. 5) I will start the lesson off by reviewing what the students did for homework and the I will show them the properties of Log and exponential functions. After my lecture is over I will have the student break off into groups for 4 to work on the Activities 6 and 7 from the Comprehensive Curriculum while I go around and help them.
Danica Robinson
Sandra Ducote (McKinley High School)
CC Geometry, Unit 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Relationships
I plan to teach two days. This class consists of both 9th and 10th graders. The lesson I will be teaching will be on parallel and perpendicular lines. In teaching this lesson I will have to complete Activity 2 of the CC over a period of two days. I will teach this lesson in about a week and, until then, I will use various resources to prepare myself
Christina Oatis

Symentress Stewart
(Capital Middle Magnet)

8th grade Algebra I
CC Algebra I, Unit 2: Rates, Ratios, and Proportions
Oct. 3- Oct. 28

I plan on teaching the section of the unit that involves proportions on two consecutive days, October 21 a Friday and October 24 which is a Monday. The students will understand the relationship between rates, ratios, and proportions. They will be able to compute proportions and use them to solve word problems and I will do activities 6, 8, and 9 of the comprehensive curriculum. Students will also be able to apply their knowledge of proportions and fractions to solve real-world examples.

I plan to prepare to teach this lesson by choosing examples from the unit that will appeal the most to the students. Also I will give the students some everyday uses of proportions that they can relate to. Often in class the students complain about learning something they believe they will never use so I think this will be a good way to show them how what they do in math class does apply to their everyday life. Instead of using a traditional form of assessment I will prepare a way to have students come up with a small project they can present to the class to communicate their understanding of rates, ratios, and proportions.