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• ### Aligning Math and Science Curricula

1. 1. TALL TUESDAY 200 8 -200 9 MISMATHED
2. 2. current semester 1 Experimental Design Constant Velocity Projectiles Forces & Newton’s Laws Accelerated Motion Graphing Functions Operations with Real Numbers Equation Solving Inequalities Word Problems Linear Functions Scatterplots & Lines of Best Fit Systems of Equations
3. 3. current semester 1 Experimental Design Constant Velocity Projectiles Forces & Newton’s Laws Accelerated Motion Graphing Functions Operations with Real Numbers Equation Solving Inequalities Word Problems Linear Functions Scatterplots & Lines of Best Fit Systems of Equations <ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Both Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a graph from data </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating slope </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an equation for the line </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing the line of best fit </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret a graph </li></ul>{ Weeks 11 - 18 Weeks 1 - 6 }
4. 4. current semester 1 Experimental Design Constant Velocity Projectiles Forces & Newton’s Laws Accelerated Motion Graphing Functions Operations with Real Numbers Equation Solving Inequalities Word Problems Linear Functions Scatterplots & Lines of Best Fit Systems of Equations <ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Both Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing and interpreting curved graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulating equations without numbers </li></ul>Weeks 11 - 13 Weeks 7 - 11 } Weeks 3 - 5 { {
5. 5. current semester 1 Experimental Design Constant Velocity Projectiles Forces & Newton’s Laws Accelerated Motion Graphing Functions Operations with Real Numbers Equation Solving Inequalities Word Problems Linear Functions Scatterplots & Lines of Best Fit Systems of Equations <ul><li>Math Skills Needed: </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulating equations without </li></ul><ul><li>numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting and solving linear word </li></ul><ul><li>problems </li></ul>{ Weeks 12 - 19 Weeks 3 - 9 }
6. 6. current semester 2 Waves Sound Circuits Electrostatics Light Polynomials Factoring Radicals Probability Solving Factorable Quadratics <ul><li>Math Skills Needed: </li></ul><ul><li>Operations with real </li></ul><ul><li>numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving equations </li></ul><ul><li>Word problems </li></ul>?
7. 7. proposed realignment <ul><li>Flip-flop semester </li></ul><ul><li>one Physics topics with </li></ul><ul><li>semester two topics </li></ul>
8. 8. <ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Semester One </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a graph from data </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating slope </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an equation for the line </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing the line of best fit </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret a graph </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing and interpreting curved graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulating equations without numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting and solving linear word </li></ul><ul><li>problems </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Physics Semester Two </li></ul><ul><li>Operations with real numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving equations </li></ul><ul><li>Word problems </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Taught in Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Semester One </li></ul><ul><li>Operations with real numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving equations </li></ul><ul><li>Word problems </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing functions </li></ul><ul><li>Linear functions </li></ul><ul><li>Scatterplots and lines of best fit </li></ul><ul><li>Systems of equations </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Taught in Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Semester Two </li></ul><ul><li>Polynomials </li></ul><ul><li>Factoring </li></ul><ul><li>Solving factorable quadratics </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Probability </li></ul>
9. 9. <ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Semester One (New Semester Two) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a graph from data </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating slope </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an equation for the line </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing the line of best fit </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret a graph </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing and interpreting curved graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulating equations without numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting and solving linear word </li></ul><ul><li>problems </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Needed for Physics Semester Two (New Semester One) </li></ul><ul><li>Operations with real numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving equations </li></ul><ul><li>Word problems </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Taught in Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Semester One </li></ul><ul><li>Operations with real numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Solving equations </li></ul><ul><li>Word problems </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing functions </li></ul><ul><li>Linear functions </li></ul><ul><li>Scatterplots and lines of best fit </li></ul><ul><li>Systems of equations </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills Taught in Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Semester Two </li></ul><ul><li>Polynomials </li></ul><ul><li>Factoring </li></ul><ul><li>Solving factorable quadratics </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Probability </li></ul>
10. 10. Ways for Algebra to Reinforce Physics <ul><li>Use the GUESS Method for problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Use physics formulas and data sets </li></ul><ul><li>Use LoggerPro along with the graphing calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Use common language (e.g. speed instead of rate, line of best fit vs trend line) </li></ul><ul><li>Review Scientific Notation </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize units and exact values vs measured values </li></ul>
11. 11. Ways for Algebra II and Precalculus to Reinforce Chemistry <ul><li>Start the year with Exponents Unit to reinforce scientific notation, specifically how to use the graphing calculator (i.e. EE button) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the GUESS Method for problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Use chemistry formulas and data sets </li></ul><ul><li>Use LoggerPro along with the graphing calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Use common language (e.g. speed instead of rate, line of best fit vs trend line) </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize units and exact values vs measured values </li></ul><ul><li>Use balancing chemical equations as examples of systems of equations </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent use of Factor-Label Method </li></ul>