Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Saturday night I worked on this and tried to remember where to put them.  I think I was going to move them to this site.

Enduring concepts:  Math Drives Modern SocietyObjectives: Students will use come up with a system that will show expenditure in a restaurant along with profit and make some kind of spreadsheet from their system that will use negative and positive integers.
Students will design a restaurant using a scale map to figure out layout and placement of equipment and furniture.  They will create scale models. 
Students will use area of polygons and circles to figure out flooring.  They will use surface area to figure out paint needs. 
They will use volume to figure out heat/air conditioning needs.

Why do they matter?
In construction, architecture, art and design people need to apply proportionality, similarity, surface area and volume.  Not only in business, but in home improvement people use the above skills to accomplish projects.  When dealing with elevation, temperature and profit change people need an understanding of rational numbers.

Interdisciplinary connections
If we do a restaurant unit, this would incorporate communication of mathematical ideas as well as communication in general, which is a language arts objective.  There are science and social studies connections when dealing with the location of the restaurant and climate control of the place.  Art and drafting are definite connections when kids design the floor design, furniture placement and sign design.

Students will be creating their own restaurant.  They will analyze what makes sense for location, materials, placement, food.  The will evaluate their choices and that of other groups.

21st century skills

Students will collaborate on designing a restaurant with a group.  They might work with community members to choose a restaurant type.  They may communicate with people on line.  Students will use Google Earth to check out locations, digital photography to photograph possible setups, Google Design or some other design application like Photoshop to make a sign for their restaurant.  They will show information literacy by checking prices for various materials and foods on the internet.

Student Interests
I think students will be most engaged with the design and theme of the restaurant.  I also think students will enjoy the authentic aspect of it.  If we have a guest speaker then students will connect this realistically to life after school.

Student Dispositions
I will want to cultivate students attention to organization and remembering the details as well as rechecking for accuracy.  I also want to encourage creativity in student thinking as well as have students strive to create their best work that can carry over to life outside of school.

Math: Oregon 7th GradeNumber and Operations and Algebra: Develop an understanding of operations on all rational numbers and solving linear equations.
Number and Operations, Algebra and Geometry: Develop an understanding of and apply proportionality, including similarity.
Measurement and Geometry: Develop an understanding of and use formulas to determine surface area and volume.
ISTE Technology Standards
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Communicate and collaborate
  • Conduct research and use information
  • Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
  • Use technology effectively and productively

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