Project: Algebra Stadium

Teacher: Jennifer Womack
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 03/30/2009
End Date: 04/23/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We welcome volunteers with an interest in helping students with basic applications of algebra and other math skills. Students will create a drawing of a scale model of a major league baseball field using algebra proportions and geometry skills. Students will be able to apply the skills that they have learned in algebra throughout the year to see a real-life application of what they have learned.

Description:

Students will create a drawing of a scale model of a major league baseball field using algebra proportions and geometry skills. Students will be able to apply the skills that they have learned in algebra throughout the year to see a real-life application of what they have learned.

Benchmarks:

1. math curriculum 2. typing and computer skills 3. communication 4. real-world application

Duration:

4

Grade Level:

9

Content Area:

algebra

Student Outcomes:

Students will create a scale model that will be graded based on the correct measurements. They will need to show their work on paper.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

I will use a rubric for accuracy of measurements, shapes, and creativity. I will check the quality and quantity of their messages to their mentor. I will ask for mentors' input on the students' input and attitude.

Teacher Role:

I will act as a guide to the students if they have questions as they are calculating and drawing. I will maintain mentor and student relationship by sending a message once a week to the whole group.

Mentor Role:

I would like the mentors to write two messages a week and to check the student's work. Reinforce the importance of math outside of school, and the need for more education if they wish to pursue a career involving math.