Thursday, September 17, 2009

Smith Project-Day 1

The class began with a review of the format of my class, rules and expectations. The day I started the project was the second day of getting all new students. Originally, I was teaching Geometry and Algebra II. Now, I am only teaching Algebra II. I had to catch up the new students but also review some information regarding systems with the old group. The class ended with the introduction of their first project.

To understand how I introduced the project, you must understand the set up of my classroom. Some of my readers know about my classroom. However, for those of you who are not familiar with my classroom, it is a fictional corporation called Logic Inc. Students act as consultants and managers that solve real world problems of individuals or businesses. The mission of the company is to help people see math in all areas. In addition to helping clients, the students promote the company through a "company website" where they provide tutorials and information on math concepts.

Since my class is a company, the students get all their information from the company's intranet site ( It is here the class gets information on the company's first "fictional" client. Students understand the clients are fictional right now so that they can gain experience solving problems. Students read the clients situation and their driving question. Students then created a concept map in mywebspiriation of what they know and didn't know about the clients problem.

To see the actual results of day one, check out the information below:
  • This is the powerpoint presented in class-

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