Mathematics & Physical Education John Paul Cassey MTHT 589 December 9, 2008
District 117 Motto <ul><li>“INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE,  </li></ul><ul><li>ONE CHILD AT A TIME” </li></ul>
Conrady Jr. High <ul><li>Located in Hickory Hills, IL (middle-class suburb in SW Cook County) </li></ul><ul><li>Approximat...
My Role <ul><li>6 th  Grade Math Teacher: 1 Honors (Pre-Algebra), 3 Regular, 1 Basic </li></ul><ul><li>7 th  Grade Math Te...
My Practicum Project <ul><li>Began with the idea that playing sports & using numbers go hand in hand…so why not investigat...
PE Units Created <ul><li>Volleyball & Percents </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: bumps, sets, serves) </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball ...
MATH Units Created <ul><li>Baseball & Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: Major League Season Stat Sheet) </li></ul><ul><l...
Sample Lessons <ul><li>Provide a handout for the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball (PE Dept): the purpose is to practi...
Practicum Outcomes <ul><li>For students: slightly reluctant at first, then happy about working in groups (relieve any math...
Reflections <ul><li>I think this project succeeded in that it accomplished its goals. (To expand math education and make a...
Contact Info <ul><li>John P. Cassey </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics & Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] ,...
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  1. 1. Mathematics & Physical Education John Paul Cassey MTHT 589 December 9, 2008
  2. 2. District 117 Motto <ul><li>“INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE, </li></ul><ul><li>ONE CHILD AT A TIME” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conrady Jr. High <ul><li>Located in Hickory Hills, IL (middle-class suburb in SW Cook County) </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 900 students, grades 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>80% White (30% Arabic, 30% Polish, 20% Caucasian), 15% Black, 5% Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>25% Low income, 5% Limited English </li></ul><ul><li>95% Attendance </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Role <ul><li>6 th Grade Math Teacher: 1 Honors (Pre-Algebra), 3 Regular, 1 Basic </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Math Teacher: 1 Collaborative (Team-teach a class of 25 students with 8 SPED students & 2 one-on-one aides) </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular: After-school Math “Assets” program for at-risk 6 th , 7 th & 8 th graders (M,T,W,TH from 2:30-3:45 all year long) </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Practicum Project <ul><li>Began with the idea that playing sports & using numbers go hand in hand…so why not investigate further & get creative </li></ul><ul><li>Originally planned to coordinate with 10 Math teachers and 5 PE teachers once a month but it proved to be too much </li></ul><ul><li>Decided on 4 units for PE (one each qtr) and 2 units for MATH (fall and spring) </li></ul>
  6. 6. PE Units Created <ul><li>Volleyball & Percents </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: bumps, sets, serves) </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball & Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: lay-ups, free throws, 3-pointers) </li></ul><ul><li>Dance & Integers </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: steps forward, backward, sideways) </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness & Inequalities (Data: goal setting) </li></ul>
  7. 7. MATH Units Created <ul><li>Baseball & Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: Major League Season Stat Sheet) </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition & Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>(Data: Food Pyramid & SONAS Charts) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample Lessons <ul><li>Provide a handout for the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball (PE Dept): the purpose is to practice physical skills of bumping, setting, and serving AND to learn how to calculate and interpret percentages </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball (Math Dept): the purpose is to read, interpret, and analyze data and statistics from the newspaper (sports) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practicum Outcomes <ul><li>For students: slightly reluctant at first, then happy about working in groups (relieve any math anxiety?); rated my activities as OK, pretty good, but not great </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers: original activities were too long so asked me to shorten them down a bit, which I did; said my directions were clear and doing the activity went alright </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reflections <ul><li>I think this project succeeded in that it accomplished its goals. (To expand math education and make a real contribution to your school.) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m also pretty proud of what I’ve done </li></ul><ul><li>For the future: I will continue to refine the activities each year by reading & listening to my colleagues’ suggestions. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Info <ul><li>John P. Cassey </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics & Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Certificate, grades 6-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Qualified in Math & English </li></ul><ul><li>Endorsed in Physical Education </li></ul>

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