Why Do I Need
                 Multiplication?
                       and how can I make it fun to learn?




            ...
Introduction
   If your like me, you might have asked yourself “WHY?” As you sit on that hard chair
  behind your uncomfor...
TASK
                IN THIS WEB QUEST, YOU WILL EXPLORE SOME WEB LINKS
                THAT GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT SO...
BEFORE YOU BEGIN...
             You will be looking around the world wide web and using the work of
             others i...
PROCESS: STEP 1
                      WHAT ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO WITH MATH ANYWAY?
        Take a tour of some cool ca...
PROCESS: STEP 2
                           Are there any tricks to learning this stuff?



 Use the search engine www.askk...
PROCESS: STEP 3!
                WORK TOGETHER WITH YOUR PARTNER TO
                DECIDE WHICH GAMES YOU ARE GOING TO
  ...
PROCESS: STEP 3 continued...
                                                                                             ...
CONCLUSION

                By the time you finish this web quest you will have a new
                appreciation for wha...
EVALUATION
                                  BEGINNING         DEVELOPING ACCOMPLISHED EXEMPLARY
          OBJECTIVES
    ...
CREDITS and
                        TEACHERS PAGE
  This webquest was inspired by a fourth grade student who dove under hi...
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Multiplication Webquest

  1. 1. Why Do I Need Multiplication? and how can I make it fun to learn? CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  2. 2. Introduction If your like me, you might have asked yourself “WHY?” As you sit on that hard chair behind your uncomfortable desk staring at your multiplication facts timed worksheet, beads of sweat may be forming on your forehead, your hands shaking, and as you wait for the go ahead to start your test, you ask yourself again... Why on earth do I need to learn to multiply anyway? Are there tricks to learning this stuff? I will never remember these multiplication facts! But you can, and it isn’t difficult…it’s all about PRACTICE and ATTITUDE! Let’s take a look at the world of math and explore some careers that you might be interested in, think about the ways your life will be better when you know the facts, and find some CREDITS AND games that will help you practice and learn. TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  3. 3. TASK IN THIS WEB QUEST, YOU WILL EXPLORE SOME WEB LINKS THAT GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT SOME COOL CAREERS THAT REQUIRE MATH. YOU WILL WRITE SOME STORIES ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE THAT NEED TO BE SOLVED BY USING MULTIPLICATION YOU WILL CRITIQUE MULTIPLICATION GAMES AND PRODUCE A TOP TEN LIST OF RECOMMENDED GAMES. YOU WILL SHOWCASE THIS TOP TEN LIST BY PRODUCING A PODCAST. YOU WILL POST YOUR REFLECTION OF THIS ASSIGNMENT ON OUR ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD TO SHARE WITH YOUR CLASSMATES. CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  4. 4. BEFORE YOU BEGIN... You will be looking around the world wide web and using the work of others in your search and reporting. Be sure to visit the following links before you begin your quest as a reminder of your responsibility of being safe and citing sources properly. Plagiarism and citing your sources properly: http://www.2learn.ca/nkh/nkhcrimg.html Does this website have good information: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/vl/www/www25.htm CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  5. 5. PROCESS: STEP 1 WHAT ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO WITH MATH ANYWAY? Take a tour of some cool careers by following the links. Find at least one career that interests you and read about it. In your journal write the job title and a summary of what that person does, making sure to use your own words. http://timathrocks.com/careers.php http://home.earthlink.net/~stcarr/mathjobs.html Brainstorm ideas about how we use math in our everyday lives. Think about some problems you might need to solve in your own life that might be easier to solve if you know your multiplication facts. In your math journal write 2 word problems using a real life situation solved by multiplication. For example: I had three daughters who liked apples. When I did my weekly shopping I needed to purchase enough apples to give them each an apple a day. How many apples did I need to buy for the week? answer: 7 days in a week x 3 daughters= 21 apples Be sure to write word problems that you might need to solve in your life! *hint-subjects you might use: pages to read for a book report, sports scores, cooking, sharing a snack with a few of your friends and so on. CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  6. 6. PROCESS: STEP 2 Are there any tricks to learning this stuff? Use the search engine www.askkids.com using this search phrase: “multiplication tricks and hints” make sure that you read the summary of each link to see if it will really give you the information you are looking for. In your math journal, write at least 5 tips or tricks that will help you to learn you multiplication facts faster. Be sure and summarize using your own words so that you can share them with others. Include in your summary whether or not this is something that you would be able to use yourself or already do. Don’t forget to site your sources in order to prevent plagiarism. CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  7. 7. PROCESS: STEP 3! WORK TOGETHER WITH YOUR PARTNER TO DECIDE WHICH GAMES YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK AT. EACH ONE OF YOU WILL PLAY THE GAMES INDIVIDUALLY AND RATE THEM. USE THE EXAMPLE RATING CHART FROM iLIFE08 NUMBERS, ON THE NEXT SLIDE. WHEN YOU ARE BOTH DONE, ADD UP YOUR RATINGS FOR EACH GAME, TOTAL THAT WITH YOUR PARTNERS RATING FOR EACH GAME AND PUT THEM INTO YOUR TOP TEN LIST FROM BEST TO WORST. BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR DELIVERING YOUR TOP TEN LIST IN A CREATIVE, FUN WAY AND MAKE A STORYBOARD. BE SURE TO HAVE THE TEACHER CHECK YOUR STORYBOARD BEFORE YOU START MAKING YOUR PODCAST. USING KEYNOTE, BUILD YOUR PODCAST AND SPIFFY IT UP USING SPECIAL CREDITS AND EFFECTS, VIDEO AND AUDIO. WHEN IT TEACHERS IS COMPLETE, PUBLISH IT USING RESOURCE iTUNES. STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  8. 8. PROCESS: STEP 3 continued... example rating document OPEN ILIFE AND GET A BLANK PAGE. SET UP THE DOCUMENT WITH THE CRITERIA YOU ARE RATING FOR EACH WEBSITE. CLICK ON THE LINKS TO THE PAGES WITH COLLECTIONS OF Did the graphics and game open Draw you in? come back? Did you learn? GAMES. TYPE IN THE TITLE OF THE GAME AND IN THE BOX anmimation quickly BELOW THE TITLE COPY AND PASTE THE WEB LINK. PLAY THE GAME AND RATE IT ON A SCORE OF 1 TO 10 (1 BEING THE LOWEST AND 10 THE HIGHEST)FOR EACH CATEGORY: Mad Math 10 8 9 5 8 http:// older played it madmath.org quick graphics twice better games a little Did the game open quickly? Multiply My Way 5 10 10 8 10 www.mmw.org slow very good yes most likely yes Were the graphics and animations colorful and exciting? Did the game draw you in? Would you come back to this game? Do you think that this game will help you learn? CREDITS AND TEACHERS Be sure to write a short comment about what you liked or disliked RESOURCE about this game. STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  9. 9. CONCLUSION By the time you finish this web quest you will have a new appreciation for what multiplication can do for your life , now and in the future. You will have found some tricks to help you learn the facts and finally you have found some great games that you can use to have fun while you practice. After all, practice and attitude are the keys to learning your facts and remembering them. GREAT JOB! Can you solve the problem below? I HAVE 12 STUDENTS WHO LOVE TO USE THE COMPUTER. UNFORTUNATELY, I ONLY HAVE 4 COMPUTERS FOR THE WHOLE CLASS. WE NEED TO FINISH OUR WEB QUEST IN FIVE CLASS PERIODS AND EACH SESSION IS 45 MINUTES LONG. HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO WORK ON ONE COMPUTER? HOW MANY MINUTES DO WE HAVE TO WORK ON THIS WEB QUEST, ALTOGETHER? CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  10. 10. EVALUATION BEGINNING DEVELOPING ACCOMPLISHED EXEMPLARY OBJECTIVES 1 2 3 4 SCORE JOB TITLE, SUMMARY IN OWN JOB TITLE, NO JOB TITLE, BRIEF JOB TITLE, SUMMARY COOL CAREERS SUMMARY SUMMARY USING OWN WORDS WORDS WITH EXTRA INFORMATION OUTSTANDING 2 STORIES, INCOMPLETE 2 WORD STORIES, WORDS STORIES INCOMPLETE WORD STORIES, LACK OF COMPLETE SHOWING SHOWING MATH STORIES FOCUS ON TASK, PROBLEMS OR UNDERSTANDING OF COMPLETE MULTIPLE SLOPPY WORK TASK. UNDERSTANDING SPELLING ERRORS OF TASK WORKED WELL WORKED WELL WITH WITH PARTNER DIFFICULTY SLOPPY WORK, TOP TEN GAMES ON WORKING WITH SHOWS NO PARTNER, SHOWS PRODUCED AN UNDERSTANDING EXCELLENT PODCAST PARTNER, NO CREATIVITY WITH THROUGH PODCAST, PODCAST PODCAST PODCAST NEAT WORK SHOWING CREATIVITY ABLE TO MAKE NO REFLECTIONS TWO OR THREE GOOD FOUR OR MORE REFLECTIONS, OR TOO BRIEF TO POINTS, POINTS, SHOWS REFLECTIONS CHECK FOR TRUE UNABLE TO UNDERSTANDING IS EXCELLENT UNDERSTAND UNDERSTANDING COMPLETE LESSON CLEAR UNDERSTANDING CREDITS AND TEACHERS RESOURCE STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
  11. 11. CREDITS and TEACHERS PAGE This webquest was inspired by a fourth grade student who dove under his desk and had tears streaming down his face because he didn’t feel that he would ever learn his multiplication facts. I completely understood, I struggled too. I told him I would work hard at finding a way to teach him. The biggest obstacle to learning is practice and attitude. Taking the lighter side with the game review will hopefully motivate him to learn! I ran across a wealth of sites dedicated to math resources. The following links are the sites I chose to use for the creation of this webquest: http://www.2learn.ca/nkh/nkhcrimg.html http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/vl/www/www25.htm http://timathrocks.com/careers.php http://home.earthlink.net/~stcarr/mathjobs.html www.askkids.com http://www.school-clipart.com/_ ww.hellasmultimedia.com STEP 3 TITLE INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU BEGIN TASK PROCEDURE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 CONT. CONCLUSION
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