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What do you do with all those
Freshmen?

         Tuesday, April 27th
         Wednesday, April 28th
         Friday, April 30th

 How do you get them to take the TAKS test
    seriously when they know it does not
                COUNT???
Master Plan
Two groups:
 1. Construction crew (3½ hours)
 2. Tutoring Cycle (3 hrs + ½ hr lunch)
       Lecture
       Scavenger Hunt
       PE
      Schedule          8:45-9:45   9:45-10:45   10:45-11:45
                                                               11:45-
                                                               12:15
                                                                        12:15-
                                                                        12:45    12:45-1:45   1:45-2:45
                                                                                                          2:45-
                                                                                                          3:35

B206 Harrington         Gym         B209         Pit           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B209 Erickson           Gym         B209         Pit           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B210 Thomas             Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    B206         Pit         Gym

B211 Lucus              Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    B209         Pit         Gym

B212 Curry              Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Gym          B206        Pit

B213 Simon              Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Gym          B209        Pit

B219 Young              Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Pit          Gym         B206

B220 Barentine          Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Pit          Gym         B209

B221 Berry              Gym         B206         Pit           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B222 Moreno             Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Pit          Gym         B209

B223 Jones              Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Pit          Gym         B210

B224 Anzelmo            B206        Pit          Gym           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B225 Appiagyei          B209        Pit          Gym           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B112 Buford             Pit         Gym          B209          Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

C210 Leflore            Pit         Gym          B206          Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B117 Rogers/ Guerrero   Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    B210         Pit         Gym

B148 Cooper/ Gonzalez   Pit         Gym          B210          Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B151 Moffit/ Moreno     Field       Field        Field         Field    Lunch    Gym          B210        Pit

B155 Cummings/ Tamez    B210        Pit          Gym           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field

B156 Scivally/ Cruz     Gym         B210         Pit           Lunch    Field    Field        Field       Field
Tutoring – Two day activity
Tuesday, April 28, 2009                        Wednesday, April 29, 2008
Lesson: Experimental vs. Theoretical           Lesson: Volume Scavenger Hunt
   Probability                                    Group students into teams of 3 to 4
   Group students into teams of 3 to 4           Each team will have a different starting
   Students will conduct experiment with          point
    coin (First)                                  Teams will be given a specified amount
   Students will conduct experiment with          of time to answer posted question
    deck of cards (Second)                        Students will be cued to rotate to the
   Each group will construct a bar graph          next question which will be determined
    comparing the outcome of their                 by their solution
    experiment (experimental probability) to      10 rotations will be needed to complete
    the theoretical probability.                   the process
   Group Presentations                           If each team has answered all questions
   Reflection                                     correctly that should end their rotation at
                                                   the question in which they began the
                                                   scavenger hunt
                                                  Discuss solutions to each question
                                                   specifically those of difficulty for students
Experimental Vs. Theoretical Probability
Students will be in groups of three or four. They will need to help each other to conduct the coin flipping and card
pulling experiment. Groups will record the results in the worksheet and create a bar graph for their experiment results.

                                     Summary of toss up results

      Number of     # of Heads      Exp P(H)       Theoretical      # of Tails     Exp P(t)        Theoretical
        Trials                                        P(H)                                            P(H)

     5

     10

     20

     30


Answer the following questions:
1. Explain in your own words the meaning of probability?
2.Compare and contrast theoretical and experimental probability.
3.Based on the data results, what conjectures can be made regarding theoretical and experimental probability.
                            Summary of card selection results

  Number       # of face     Exp       Theoretical       # of black       Exp P(N)   Theoreti
     of          cards       P(F)         P(F)           numbered                       cal
   Trials                                                  cards                       P(N)

5

10

20

30




Answer the following questions:
1. Explain in your own words the meaning of probability?
2.Compare and contrast theoretical and experimental probability.
3.Based on the data results, what conjectures can be made regarding theoretical
and experimental probability.
                                    9th, 10th, and EXIT Level
                                    Mathematics Formula Chart
                                    Scavenger Hunt



  Give the formula or formulas that
  would be used in the given situations

                                                       7. To find the number of square units of paper needed to
1.To find the middle of a line segment.                     make the label on a can of food.


2. To find the amount of fencing needed for a          8. To find the surface area of a net made up of
     circular garden
                                                           rectangles and trapezoids.

3. To find the amount of fencing needed to make
     a triangular garden.                              9. To find the slope between (-2, 5) and (13, -8).


4. To find the capacity of a swimming pool in the      10. To find out how much interest is earned in a savings
     shape of a rectangular prism.                          account.


5. To find the length of a side of a right triangle.   11. To find the amount of material needed to make a
                                                            tablecloth for a circular table.

6. To find how far it is between two points in the
     coordinate plane.                                 12. To find out how much liquid a paper cup in the
                                                            shape of a cone will hold.
13. To write the equation of a line given m = -3 and passing through (4, 5)


14. To find the amount of floor border to use around this classroom.



15.      6.3 yd = ______________________ in
16.      2.5 gal = _____________________ oz
17.      2536 ml = _____________________ l
18.      15840 ft = _____________________ mi
19.      8.25 ft = _______________________ in
20.      3 days = _______________________ sec

TELL WHAT THE FOLLOWING LETTERS REPRESENT IN THE FORMULA.
21.   “B” in V = Bh

22.      “p” in I = prt

23.      “l” in S = rl

24.      “h” in S = 2 rh

25.      “d” in C = d

26.      “P” in S = Ph + 2B

27.      “b” in y = mx + b
Calculator Tips
This session was performed in a large
 classroom with one math teacher, and
 other content teachers facilitating.

Each student was given a calculator to
  follow along with the demonstration
  from an overhead/smartboard
Test Taking Skills
Students were given tips on how to
  eliminate answers based on key math
  words such as decrease means there
  will be subtraction in solution.
Pick a letter of the day.
Mark booklet first then copy to answer
  sheet, not skipping any problems
Boxcar Derby
                            Dragon Cardboard Car Derby

       Cardboard – Each car needs between 150 – 200 sq. ft. Large pieces
                                 ( 5 - 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheets )

    Wooden axels - 1(3/8)” dowels that are 32 inches long. Only 2 per car.
                                Duct Tape – 5 rolls
   Different colors of duct tape or electrical tape for decoration and numbers.
                         (students can provide) No Paint
              Gym – Check with coaches or use the practice gym
Seniors - Use to pass out material and clean up. (Helpful if they were shop savvy)
 Shop teachers - Use the Drill press or Hand drills with paddle bits to drill axel
                        holes in the wheels (students must spot the center )
  Cutting – Teachers do the cutting with the box cutters on plywood on a table
                                - Students cut with scissors
                                  - No cutting on gym floor
 Teachers Monitoring – Walking around the gym floor keeping students focused
      After school work – Only one day after the TAKS testing is complete
        Competition Day on Friday - Best Design, Most Artistic, Fastest
                         Fastest Length of Gym (one student pushing one riding)
                                                                    ( one boy & one girl )
                                  Demolition Derby         (ten cars at a time )
                                                        ( top 2 in each heat go to finals)
   Construction
      Teams




TIP:
We actually found it better to have
each group check out axel when all 4
wheels were produced

TIP:
Students need to brainstorm on ways
to guide the car prior to activity
                                                  Car # _______
                                                  Team Name ___________
                                                  Your Name ____________
          CircleYour Alg I Teacher

          Patulea    Garcia    Bright


Participation (20) _____       X    ______ = ________
Presentation (20) _____       X    ______ = ________
Speed (20)          _____     X    ______ = ________
Derby (20)          _____     X    ______ = ________
                                                                      Total Grade______
   First Place Multiplier is           1.75
   Second Place Multiplier is          1.50
   Third Place Multiplier is           1.25

Notes:
  If you are not finished with your car by Wednesday, you may stay after school Thursday to
   work.
  Nothing goes home, but you can bring parts you have created at home to add to your car.

   The only way to attend the Derby, is to earn your ticket by doing your best on the MATH
    TAKS for a minimum of three hours, do not turn in the test until NOON! Check your
    answers with the calculator if you have extra time.
Alternatives
   If you have a swimming pool, you can
    make cardboard boats to race across
    the pool
   If you have a stadium, you can make
    cardboard, weight bearing airplanes
Data
   No referrals during the three days
   Only 23 out of 409 students did not
    receive a effort reward ticket to
    participate in derby
   Attendance was up for all four days
   Over 85% of freshmen showed
    improvement in measurement Obj 8

				
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