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  1. 1. Newsletter<br />The Next New Invention<br />
  2. 2. Overview for Upcoming Unit<br />The following presentation will inform you on what we will be doing the next few weeks in class. Our project is titled “The Next New Invention” and will last approximately 5 weeks. The purpose of this project is to have students apply their knowledgein realistic ways.<br />The objectives will be:<br />Incorporate technology- research.<br />Your child will develop a project that uses mathematical money situations.<br />Using tables and graphs<br />Presenting projects to the class and parents.<br />
  3. 3. Contact Information<br />Please feel free to email, or call in my planning period which is 1:00-1:45.<br />Email:<br />Phone: 205-309-6965<br />
  4. 4. Curriculum-Framing Questions<br />Activities will be guided by the following questions:<br /><ul><li>Essential Question
  5. 5. How can we make a difference?
  6. 6. Unit Question
  7. 7. What inventions can we design that others may want to purchase?
  8. 8. How can we sale an invention?
  9. 9. Content Question
  10. 10. How can we determine the correct dollar amount?
  11. 11. Why should we use a graph?
  12. 12. How do we place money into a table?</li></li></ul><li>Project Based Learning<br />PBL is when students demonstrate their knowledge by exploring situations through collaborative groups. <br />Students use will use a variety of technology during PBL. Computers, the world wide web, powerpoints, and other forms of technology will be used.<br />Research shows that PBL is engaging and more effective than teaching directly from the book. <br />Students claim they enjoy it more, and in the long-run feel as if they will get more out of it. We will be inventing projects and “selling” them so your child will see what the real world is like.<br />PBL sparks individual interests. Your child be able to be creative, and make their creative minds come to real life.<br />21st Century Skills are enhanced. Your child will become critical thinkers!<br />
  13. 13. Expected Role of the Parent and Student<br />Students will be responsible for brainstorming an invention that they will invent, present, and “sell”.<br />Parents please consider contributing in any of the following ways:<br />Guest Speaker<br />Coming to the presentations<br />Resources<br />
  14. 14. Role of Teacher<br />As the teacher, I will be shaping the class into critical thinkers. I will be holding conferences with students twice a week. Even though I will be present at all times, I will encourage students to think through their problems before turning to me for help. However, I will be helping whenever needed!<br />Also, all the supplies needed for this project will be provided by the school. Give a special thanks to our principal!<br />
  15. 15. Summary of Unit<br />Students research other famous inventions.<br />Students brainstorm inventions.<br />work on power points<br />make model<br />present invention<br />sell invention<br />
  16. 16. Benefits of Unit<br />This unit will let your child express their imaginations while still learning. Students will be gaining 21st Century skills which will stay with them from here on out. This unit will also bring you (the parents) into the classroom to see what your child is working on. <br />
  17. 17. Standards for this Unit<br />Mth.4.2. Students will write money amounts in words and in dollar-and-cent notation. <br />Mth.4.15.They will also represent categorical data using tables and graphs. <br />