Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Project #5

Project - Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning Plan #2

This project based learning plan is similar to the one done collaboratively with Sarah Richerson. In this project, we continue to use www.desmos.com to create pictures using graphs. In this project the focus is on creating a bridge using only quadratic and linear functions. This project will again be done in groups of four using the team approach. Students are to create structurally sound bridges using math equations and explain why the bridges will hold up regardless of material used based on the functions that they have used. Having learned a lot about functions (during this unit) and researching bridges and getting help from the teacher, they should be able to tell which linear and quadratic functions create the best bridges. I have also created a rubric and used a peer evaluation form to help push the students to work together and accomplish a task collectively. This project is bound to be a lot of fun but only if students realize the implications of things done correctly and how what they have learned can benefit society.
Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge with a ship about to go under it that states Yang Ming Line

Here is a link to the project lesson plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lYd5wstJtUG9hmg_l8-5-XXaxgfHlQMUrr8xMz6fRQg/edit?usp=sharing
Here is a link to the rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y1rSeKl935DrOH1Hh2qvHdKe4hTwwcosDrJwAzEj6GU/edit?usp=sharing
Here is a link to the peer evaluation form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilEj4zGTIjA_vkCNbgSA0h_qyiR_z5DfxgQN_e_C6lU/edit?usp=sharing
It can also be seen on my site: https://sites.google.com/site/rambosfunpage/

1 comment:

  1. Excellent project. You might think about including all or part of the story of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Did Sarah also participate in this effort. I can find nothing on her site for Learning Plan #2.