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Teachers: Doug Divers Vocational/Career Component: Computer Programming Academic Component: Math SOL/Competencies:APCS Topic - Recursion,C/T 9-12.2, CT 9-12.8 Technology SOLS:
C/T 9-12.1 Demonstrate Knowledge of the nature and operation of technology systems C/T 9-12.2 Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology C/T 9-12.3 Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology C/T 9-12.4 Practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software C/T 9-12.5 Demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity C/T 9-12.6 Use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information from a variety of sources C/T 9-12.7 Evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks C/T 9-12.8 Use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions C/T 9-12.9 Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences

Materials Needed:
1) 2) 3) 4) notes about Fibonacci Sequence handouts on the application of Fibonacci Sequence internet sites on Golden Ratio Eclipse Java to write computer program

Students will…
1. learn the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers 2. study some the many different applications the Fibonacci Sequence in the following areas: A) Math – greatest common divisor

B) Music – used to help determine tunings C) Art - determine the length or size of content or formal elements D) Nature – tree branches, spirals of shells, pine cones, and pineapples 3. learn what the Golden Ratio is and how to calculate it from Fibonacci Numbers 4. look at examples of the Golden Ratio in the following areas: A) Paintings – Salvador Dali’s The Sacrament of the Last Supper B) Music – math metal bands C) Nature – plants, animals, and crystals D) Math – golden ratio conjugate 5. write a computer program in Java that uses recursion to calculate a the Fibonacci Numbers

Evaluation Procedures:
Class Participation Project

Bloom’s Level:
Understand Apply Create

Marzano’s Strategies:
Setting Objectives/Providing Feedback Nonlinguistic Representation

Check all that apply:
Evidence of Technology Varied Instructional Strategies Multicultural Goals Cross Discipline Character Education Writing Across the Curriculum

Reflection on lesson: Lesson went well. I am always interested to finding new
ways to teach resursion because it is a very tough subject. Students seemed interested in the manu ways that Fibonacci Numbers are used, which brought relevance to the program they wrote. The program itself was a little difficult, but they collorbated together some which helped. All in all, I thought the lesson went well.


				
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