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REAL WORLD MATH

Spring 2020

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:    In this project based elective math course, students will learn and practice math concepts through real life projects. Students will use geometry when designing a plan for a new city, and building a dog house. They will use number systems when budgeting money, working from recipes, and planning a trip. 



During the course, you will develop the following knowledge and skills:

 

  • proper use of ratios and proportions
  • whole number and fractional operations
  • develop algebraic expressions
  • write equations from word problems
  • solve inequalities with one variable
  • find relationships between variables
  • analyze lines to linear equations
  • evaluate functions
  • model functions to find relationships
  • use formula to find area, surface area, volume
  • construct geometric figures
  • measure angles with complementary, supplementary
  • apply congruence or similarity
  • model geometrically
  • apply Pythagorean Theorem

 











Syllabus

REAL WORLD MATH

Spring 2020

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Quarter 1

January 21-31: COOKING FOR A CROWD

  • How to shop for food; buying in bulk, budgeting, meal planning, shopping sales
  • How to read and alter a recipe; size, weight, measurement, temperature conversations
  • Planning a meal for the school; vote on the one that makes the most sense financially and crowd pleasing
  • Final project: book multi-course meal for the school

February 3-14: BUYING VERSUS LEASING

  • Research area prices for buying versus leasing a car and a house
  • Learn about credit scores, loan interest, monthly payments, and sales
  • Final project: (pretend to) buy or lease a car and a house, creating a poster citing your plan and the reasons why it makes sense for you

February 24 - March 6: DESIGNING A CITY

  • Research maps and pictures of famous cities as well as Lebanon, NH
  • Final project: design a new city in the form of a map and a 3D to scale model

March 9-20: PLAN A TRIP

  • Analyze the cost, time, and distance of taking a trip to 5 different locations
  • Final project: plan a fictional trip to one of these destinations with a budget of $1,000

Quarter 2

March 30 - April 10: BUILD A DOG HOUSE

  • In groups, design a dog house using a set budget for materials and set criteria (must fit two dogs comfortably and be waterproof)
  • Final project: build the doghouse 

April 20 - May 1: BAKING COMPETITIONS

  • In groups of 3, compete to make the best tasting desserts
  • All recipes must be converted in multiple ways and students may only use pencil and paper to do the conversions

May 4 - May 15: WRITING MUSIC

  • Learn to read simple sheet music
  • Write original song using beats and notes 
  • Final project: play song using a simple instrument 

May 18 - May 29: LANDSCAPING

  • Design a landscaping project for the exterior of LCS
  • Factor in cost and design, drawing a complete plan with measurements 
  • Class votes of favorite plan
  • Final project: complete landscaping design

June 1 - 12: CHOICE PROJECT





POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

  • Students must use art supplies and math manipulatives correctly and with respect
  • Respectful and kind behavior and language is expected at all times; students will be asked to leave the class if unable to follow this rule
  • Students are permitted to miss no more than 5 absences for the semester.  Five points will be deducted from the final grade for exceeding 13 absences.
  • 3 periods tardy will initiate an after-school detention for the student and parent contact by the teacher.  2 absences or 5 tardies will cause parent contact by the teacher
  • If students miss class, they must talk with the teacher about making up all assignments

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.  After 5 days, acceptance of late work is at the discretion of the teacher.

 

Grading Scale: 

A+

97 - 100

B+

87 - 89.9

C+

77 – 79.9

D+

67 – 69.9

F

0 – 59.9

A

93 - 96.9

B

83 – 86.9

C

73 – 76.9

D

63 – 66.9

 

 

A-

90 - 92.9

B-

80 – 82.9

C-

70 – 72.9

D-

60 – 62.9

 

 

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