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# HSPA Workshop Presentation 2009

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• 1. Putting Math into Action: Real-Life Activities that Create Meaningful Learning Ryan Pineda November 20, 2009
• 2. What do we want to accomplish?
• Develop meaningful learning
• Meet the State Standards and NCTM Standards
• Prepare the students for higher-level math
• 3. Questions to Ponder
• What is meaningful learning?
• How do we achieve meaningful learning?
• How do we balance achieving meaningful learning while finishing the curriculum?
• 4. NCTM Principle And Standards for School Mathematics
• Numbers and Operations
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Measurement
• Data Analysis and Probability
• Problem Solving
• Reasoning and Proof
• Communication
• Connections
• Representation
• 5. Activity 1: Right Triangle Trigonometry
• Objectives:
• 1. To create an improvised clinometer.
• 2. To measure the height of structures using trigonometry.
• 6. Activity 2: Scatter Plot and Linear Regression
• Objectives:
• 1. To approximate the best-fitting line for a set of data.
• 2. To describe correlation between set of data.
• 7. Activity 3: Finding the Distance between two cities
• Objectives:
• 1. To find the distance between two cities using the formula s=r  .
• 2. To use scale factor in converting distances.
• 8. Activity 4: Vectors and Bearings
• Objectives:
• 1. To apply the concepts of vectors and bearings.
• 2. To use scale factor in finding the actual distance between locations.
• 9. Activity 5: Bouncing Ball Experiment
• Objectives:
• 1. To record data on the height of successive bounces of a ball dropped from different heights.
• 2. To demonstrate that the height of the ball decreases exponentially as the number of bounce increases.
• 10. Activity 6: Pendulum, Tides and Temperature
• Objectives:
• 1. To investigate the period of a pendulum with different string lengths.
• 2. To find a trig model for a set of points.
• 11. Enrichment Lesson for Activity 6: Law of Biorhythm
• Objectives:
• 1. To understand the theory of biorhythm.
• 2. To graph one’s physical, emotional and intellectual cycles.
• 12. Activity 7: Probability
• Objectives:
• 1. To define and use probability.
• 2. To establish a relation between theoretical probability and empirical probability.
• 13. Activity 8: Similar Triangles
• Objectives:
• 1. To use a mirror to determine the height of an object.
• 2. To use similar triangles to solve for unknown height.
• 14. Activity 9: Unlocking a Lock
• Objectives:
• To open a lock using angle measures.
• To convert angles in degrees to radians and radians to degrees.
• 15. Suggestions
• Think of what you want to accomplish.