Project: Algebra Stadium

Teacher: Kathleen Harsh
School: TWHS
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 11/18/2009
End Date: 12/16/2009
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 last year and working on Geometry this 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:

11

Content Area:

Geometry/Special Education

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. The students will be doing this in a special education classroom.