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Welcome to geometry & construction whs


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Welcome to geometry & construction whs

  1. 1. Welcome to Geometry & Construction WHS<br />Randi Greenspan, Math<br />Damon Zeller, CTE<br />
  2. 2. 5 years in the making<br />
  3. 3. Idea to combine Geometry and Construction<br />Training in Loveland CO. (Contextual Learning, Inc.)<br />Hands on learning for ALL students<br />Learning academic concepts in real applications<br />
  4. 4. How the class looks:<br />180 minutes every other day (2 block periods)<br />Usually 90 minutes of math and 90 minutes of construction<br />Current enrollment 29 students in grades 9-11<br />
  5. 5. Goals<br />Improve understanding of Geometry by applying theory in construction applications<br />Increase enrollment and diversity in CTE<br />AND YES, better test scores!!!<br />
  6. 6. Emphasis of Course<br /><ul><li>Employability Skills
  7. 7. Mathematical Skills
  8. 8. Construction Skills</li></li></ul><li>EmployabilitySkills<br /><ul><li>Team Work
  9. 9. Punctuality
  10. 10. Stayingon task
  11. 11. Clean up</li></li></ul><li>Geometry<br />Measurement<br />3-4-5 Triangle (Pythagorean Theorem)<br />Surface Area and Volume<br />Trigonometry with Transits<br />Decimal conversions to feet and inches<br />Angle relationships<br />
  12. 12. What’s Next?<br /><ul><li> Continue to increase 9th grade enrollment
  13. 13. More integration of concepts and skills
  14. 14. Authentic assessment
  15. 15. A house?</li></li></ul><li>Community InvolvementThanks!<br />Weed Building Supply<br />Volf Construction<br />Black Butte Towing<br />COS SB70 grant <br />WHS CTE Advisory Panel<br />Faculty and staff of SUHD<br />And many other community members<br />