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Lesson Plan B

Lesson Plan B

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TECHNOLOGY INTERGRATION FOR MEANINGFUL CLASSROOM USEDaily Lesson Game PlanLesson title: What is the Probability of Becoming aProfessional Athlete?Related Lessons: Graphing, FractionsGrade Level: 6-7 Unit: Data Analysis and ProbabilityGOALS
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Students will engage in simple review problems to solve probability.
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Student will calculate the number people who try out for their team (total outcome).
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Students will determine how many students will make their team (favorable outcome).
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Students will explore websites and determine which ones most closely pertain to their four essentialquestions.
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Students will obtain one article featuring one professional athlete who graduated from the institutionfrom which they are researching (College level only) and create a short biography.ISTE NETS-SCreativity and innovation Critical Thinking, problem solving, &decision makingCommunication and Collaboration Digital citizenshipResearch and information fluency Technology operation and conceptsInstructional Objective(s):
M6D1. Students will pose questions, collect data, represent and analyze the data,and interpret results.
a. Formulate questions that can be answered by data. Students should collect data by using samples from a larger population (surveys), or by conductingexperiments. b. Using data, construct frequency distributions, frequency tables, and graphs.e. Relate the data analysis to the context of the questions posed.
M7P1. Students will solve problems (using appropriate technology).
a. Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving. b. Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.c. Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.d. Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving.
 ACTIONSAt the beginning of each class a warm up (5 minute review) will be completed to discuss how probability isfound.During Class:Problem- Many male students plan to be a professional athlete when they grow up, but there are not enoughteams to hire every student in middle school. So, how do we move from student athlete to professional athlete?What is your probability of becoming a Professional Athlete?
 
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Time Instructional Activities Materials and Resources10-15 minutes
Summarizing and note taking. Effectivesummarizing leads to an increase instudent learning. Helping studentsrecognize how information is structuredwill help them summarize what they reador hear. The ability to summarizeinformation is an important study skillinvolving both comprehension andattention to importance at the expense of trivia.(
Bolt, 1983)
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Discussion on outcomes.
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What is a total outcome?
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What is a favorableoutcome?
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How do you find a totaloutcome?
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How do you determine what portion of the total isfavorable?Cornell Notes15 minutes Make a team.
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With your group determinehow many players areneeded for each team.
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With your group determinehow many people will tryout for each team.
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Contact coaches, look online«Internet, Phone30 minutes( This section can be completed ina Language Art class)Using the media center:
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Research your Universityand find at least one professional athlete whograduated from your school.
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Write a short bibliographyon that athlete (1 page)
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Challenge: Find a professional athlete whograduated from your selected high school/Middle School.Media Center 60 minutes Computer Lab:
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Find at least four websitesthat support your essentialquestions with pertinentinformation.
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Find one website that tellshow many athlete your college go on to become professionals in their sport.Computer Lab30-40 minutes OrganizeBring your information together:
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Did you find enoughinformation to determine probability?
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Did you answer your essential questions?
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What order will theBoards, Charts, Computers«
 
information be presentedin?
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How will the information be presented? Notes: The Activities will take multiple days.MONITOR Ongoing Assessment:
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Warm Up problems will be collected daily as a quick check for understanding, and graded withfeedback.
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isual- students will be monitored as they collect data to determine population, and the portion of the population that is needed.
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erbal teacher feedback will be given to students as it is seen that help isneeded.
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Student will turn in a copy of their essential questions, along with the list of websites being used and a brief description explaining why the site was chosen as a notable source.Accommodations and Extensions:
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ccommodations:
Warm up can be pre-printed for the student to write on, in order to:
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Save time on copying the problem
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Allow the student to manipulate if necessary
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Allow student the chance to give specific feedback 
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Allow teacher to highlight and give specific feedback. Notes:
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Students can use the Cornell Note Format to organize the thought process.Essential question Websites:
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Find web sites that support two of your essential questions with pertinentinformation.
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Challenge: Find a professional athlete who graduated from your selected high school/Middle School.
Back-Up Plans:
Students can complete the research section, finding a professional athlete who hasgraduated from their University, as a Language Arts cross-curricular assignment to focusmore on structure, grammar, and spelling.E
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ALUATIONLesson Reflection and Notes:Warm ups will be graded in one of three categories 100 (demonstrates complete understanding), 75 (Someimprovements needed), and 50 (multiple errors). All warm ups will receive feedback on what improvements areneeded to improve.There will still be a lot of visual and verbal feedback given to the students

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