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1. 1. Pre-Algebra Family Math Activity and Math Fai r 1 of 17
2. 2. What’s Inside? <ul><li>What is a Family Math Activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Family Math Activity Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Tools to Get Ready for The Family Math Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Your Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Math Fair Description & Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Math Magic Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Resource </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 2 of 17
3. 3. <ul><li> A math project to work on </li></ul><ul><li> with family at home </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to show off your math skills </li></ul><ul><li>See the fun side of mathematics as you and </li></ul><ul><li>your family prepare your display for </li></ul><ul><li>the Math Fair </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 3 of 17
4. 4. Family Math Activity Assignment <ul><li>1.Question: Decode Mr. G’s method to identify student grades </li></ul><ul><li>2. Question: Create a coordinate system for the Jetson’s Parking Garage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Question: Use coordinates to analyze your phone’s texting plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Create a display of your answers </li></ul><ul><li>to the activity </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 4 of 17 NOTE: Details of all the questions & examples will be handed out in class
5. 5. Cool Tools to Get Ready for The Family Math Activity 5 of 17
6. 6. Introduction to Using Coordinates <ul><li>The next several slides give you an example to show you how coordinates can be used in real life. This will also be a quick review if it’s been a while since you studied coordinates. </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 Problem resource : Findell, C.R. (2000). Fracturing our ideas about dimensions. Teaching with student math notes . Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 6 of 17
7. 7. <ul><li>Legend has it that René, 17 years old, </li></ul><ul><li>was watching a fly walk across the ceiling when he thought to himself, “If I want to describe where the fly is on the ceiling I could measure how far the fly is from the two perpendicular walls that meet </li></ul><ul><li>at a corner, </li></ul><ul><li>the fly’s position is (3,5) </li></ul><ul><li>The pair is known as the Cartes ian coordinates </li></ul>* 5 3 Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 7 of 17
8. 8. Morning Temperatures in Yakima, WA The table on the left depicts eleven sets of ordered pairs, (time, temperature). Activity with your family: Using graph paper, draw a graph of the ordered pairs with the horizontal axis as the time-of-day, and the vertical axis as the temperature. Use increments of one for the horizontal axis and increments of two for the vertical axis. Make sure you involve all your family members in the activity! Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 8 of 17 Time of Day Temperature (°F) 1 am -2 2 am -2 3 am -3 4 am -4 5 am -4 6 am -2 7 am -1 8 am 0 9 am 2 10 am 6 11 am 11
9. 9. Graph of Yakima, WA Temperatures Does yours match? Time of Day Temperature Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 9 of 17
10. 10. The Activity (continued) <ul><li>Next step – label points on your graph </li></ul><ul><li>To label point (10,6), first note that the ten stands for time of day. To find the point start counting from 0, ten spaces to the right. Then, count up (positive) the equivalent of six which is three spaces up (counting by twos) for the temperature. Label that point A. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you find (3,-3) and label it B? </li></ul><ul><li>Note : The order of the numbers does matter! </li></ul><ul><li>The first number is time-of-day, and the second </li></ul><ul><li>is temperature. </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 10 of 17
11. 11. Testing Your Knowledge! <ul><li>What was the most fascinating fact about Rene’ Descartes? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the smallest value of the horizontal axis of your scatter diagram? </li></ul><ul><li>What does your scatter diagram tell you about temperatures in Yakima, WA? </li></ul><ul><li>With your family, make up three questions you can ask at the Math Fair. </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 11 of 17
12. 12. The Math Fair --- Your Whole Family is Invited : MATH FAIR Date : Saturday, December 3, 2011 Place : The Meadows Campus Time : 9:00 am - 11:00 am A Celebration of Mathematics for You! Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 12 of 17
13. 13. Math Fair Events 13 of 17
14. 14. Math Magic Demonstration See who in your family can solve this mystery! Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 14 of 17
15. 15. Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 15 of 17 This will drive you nuts.      Ron's Card Trick … Performed by YOU ! Pick one of the following cards .  Don't click on it … just keep it in your head.      Think about your card for 10 seconds in front of Ron.     Ron will attempt to read your mind!   Ron’s answer appears next .
16. 16.   Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 16 of 17 The Great Ron Has Removed Your Card!   SCARY , ISN'T IT.
17. 17. Summary and Questions Resource <ul><li>You should have everything you need: </li></ul><ul><li>- Study notes for the Family Activity </li></ul><ul><li>- The Family Activity overview (pick-up details in class) </li></ul><ul><li>- Invitation & details for the Math Fair </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, please contact me at: </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Hager </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Family Math Activity & Math Fair 2011 17 of 17