Title: ROLLER COASTERS
SLOPES IN ACTION PROJECT PRESENTATION
The goal of presenting this project is to show allow each group represent their findings in amodel that incorporates the math used to find the best slope for their roller coaster . Each group shouldbe able to explain their findings on the effect of slope on the decisions made in their roller coasterdesign.
Standards:NCTM Communication Standards (Grade 9-12):
organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication;
communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others;
analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others;
use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.
NCTM Representation Standards (Grade 9-12):
create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;
select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems;
use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.
Smart board, white board, table in front of class
Launch (5 min)
Welcome kids to class and tell them that we will begin presentations shortly. Encourage themby saying that you are looking forward to seeing each groups model and are sure that everygroup will do great. This will give the groups confidence as they go up to present. Tell themthat they will be given a 5-7 minute limit to present their project and you will let them knowwhen they have 2 min left and 1 minute left by raising your hand.
Hand out peer evaluation sheets to each student so that they may evaluate each other as theypresent. This peer evaluation sheet will have a place for the students to discuss the really goodthings about the project and another section will have students give suggestions forimprovement. Attached below.
Ask first group to come up and quickly set up their model and get ready to present. Each groupshould take no more than 1 minute to set up and begin their presentation.
Exlpore (40 min)
After the students have set up their models and are ready to present give the go to begin theirpresentation.
The students should include their mathematical work in their presentation. They are able to usethe white board or the smart board in order to do so. If the students are having troubleexplaining ask them guiding questions that may help their thought process. These might include