Arithmetic and Travel Planning

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Subject:
English Language Arts, History, Mathematics
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Level:
Adult Education
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Reading
Media Format:
Text/HTML
Abstract:
The learner plans a vacation trip to Washington DC focusing on a three of their own selections between the numerous historical sites, monuments or museums. The learner plans where they will visit over those three to four days. Using addition, subtraction and or percentage functions, the learner prepares a budget for lodging, transportation, entertainment, souvenirs and food. The student will be ask to develop a five slide PowerPoint presentation of one of their places chosen and what they plan to spend on the visit to Washington DC. Materials to include in this exercise are computer, books and calculators.

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Andres Chan
on May 02, 10:11pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

The course uses a wide range of materials, from internet to travel books. The students use PowerPoint to present their projects.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 10:11pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

The different activities provide assessments for the students through the course, but rubrics or ways to measure their performance is missing.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 10:11pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Strong (2)

The lesson covers various topics like technology, arithmetic and humanities. Although it is very interesting and engaging, it would be good to focus in the development of content of one of the subjects.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 10:11pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Strong (2)

Feedback should be added in the project. Maybe peer evaluation of each of the projects presented could be added to the last activity.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 09:31pm Evaluation

Math: Alignment to the Rigor of the CCSS: Limited (1)

CCSS mathematics where not specified. By adding the grade level, domain and standards, the audience will associate what they are learning in the course with their program's content.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 09:31pm Evaluation

Math: Key Shifts in the CCSS: Strong (2)

The activities are very challenging and engaging to the students. The students are applying math to real-life situations.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 09:31pm Evaluation

Math: Instructional Supports: Strong (2)

More mathematical concepts and terminology could be incorporated in the course. For example, operation with decimal numbers, percentages, etc.

Andres Chan
on May 02, 09:31pm Evaluation

Math: Assessment: Strong (2)

Evidence of the degree to which the student can demonstrate the targeted CCSS is indirectly observed with the activity.

Rubrics to show the performance must be included.