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  1. 1. Building for Charity Utilizing real-world connections to teach Math
  2. 2. Project Design <ul><li>A real-world connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection is to improve the real world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setup a fundraiser for a local charity </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Incorporating Math <ul><li>Measuring area </li></ul><ul><li>Determining appropriate amount of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Determining cost of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating cost of total project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the average donation needed? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a model of the construction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pennsylvania State Standards <ul><li>2.3.11.A Select and use appropriate units and tools to measure to the degree of accuracy required in particular measurement situations </li></ul><ul><li>2.9.11.A Construct geometric figures using dynamic geometry tools (e.g., Geometer's Sketchpad, Cabri Geometre) </li></ul><ul><li>2.9.11.I Model situations geometrically to formulate and solve problems </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Assignment
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>The student council in the high school is raising money for a local charity that builds and repairs homes for families in need within the city. The student council is going to hold a rally to encourage the student body to get involved with their cause. They are already working on creating a presentation that would showcase the need for quality housing within the city. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Task <ul><li>How can you contribute, you ask? The student council needs help with their presentation; they want the students to see the real cost of building a home. Your job is to implement the mathematical tools you have learned to show them how their dollars and cents turn into a home. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Process <ul><li>For the purpose of the presentation, you will need to measure the stage in the auditorium. This will be used as an example throughout the presentation. Find its perimeter and area. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the cost of building walls. Make at least three rooms in your &quot;house.&quot; 2 X 4 boards should be placed 16 inches apart. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the cost of covering the floor area of each room with carpet, tile, wood laminate or linoleum. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Process (continued) <ul><li>Find the cost of painting or wallpapering the walls in each room. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the cost of outfitting your &quot;house&quot; with three necessary appliances. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the total of these remodeling costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the average utility costs for a home in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the total number of students in the high school. Calculate the average donation needed from each student to cover the cost of the described building project. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Process (continued) <ul><li>Download and install Google SketchUp 6 ( ). Either by using an existing floor plan in the Google3D Warehouse ( ) or by constructing your own, create a model for the house you will be constructing. </li></ul><ul><li>In your group, create a PowerPoint presentation that would be designed to show to the student body. The presentation should highlight the costs of home construction. Then in the second part of the presentation, include the calculations based on the number of students in the high school and the student council's fund raising goal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Many resources can be found at our teacher plan and student assignment wiki located at </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to use a wiki to develop their project </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scoring Rubric 1 2 3 4 RESEARCH Group Collabration Skills (as assessed by teammates) Minimal participation Adequate participation Moderate participation Maximum participation Accuracy of measurements Many errors in measurements Several errors in measurement Only a couple errors in measurements All measurments are accurate Accuracy of Calculations Many errors in calculations Several errors in calculations Only a couple errors in calculations All calculations are accurate MODEL Model Completeness Minimal components of a house included (for example, only 4 walls and a door) Several components of a house are not included A complete model of a house's interior is presented. A full model is presented along with additional house and / or exterior components POWERPOINT Presentation Creativity Display shows no creative effort Display shows minimal creative effort Display is creative, but presentation lacks creativity Creative display and concept presentation Presentation Completeness Minimal number of assignment components included Some components of assignment are left out of presentation All components of assignment included in presentation Presentation exceeds required components Presentation Flow Concept is choppy and not clearly organized Concept is vague, but is communicated Concept is clear but could be better organized Concept is clear and well communicated