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CCIU: Algebra I Keystone Supplemental Instruction-Remediation
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Overview of how the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards for Mathematics are driving changes in classrooms and schools, and where resources can be found to support the implementation of those changes.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Davide Henrich and Rose M. Marsh Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/27/2013
History and Geometry of Roman Aqueducts
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Students see that geometric shapes can be found in all sorts of structures as they explore the history of the Roman Empire with a focus on how engineers 2000 years ago laid the groundwork for many structures seen today. Through a short online video, brief lecture material and their own online research directed by worksheet questions, students discover how the Romans invented a structure known today as the Roman arch that enabled them to build architecture never before seen by humankind, including the amazing aqueducts. Students calculate the slope and its total drop and angle over its entire distance for an example aqueduct. Completing this lesson prepares students for the associated activity in which teams build and test model aqueducts that meet specific constraints. This lesson serves as an introduction to many other geometry—and engineering-related lessons—including statics and trusses, scale modeling, and trigonometry.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauchlin Blue
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Let’s Build an Aqueduct!
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Students explore in detail how the Romans built aqueducts using arches—and the geometry involved in doing so. Building on what they learned in the associated lesson about how innovative Roman arches enabled the creation of magnificent structures such as aqueducts, students use trigonometry to complete worksheet problem calculations to determine semicircular arch construction details using trapezoidal-shaped and cube-shaped blocks. Then student groups use hot glue and half-inch wooden cube blocks to build model aqueducts, doing all the calculations to design and build the arches necessary to support a water-carrying channel over a three-foot span. They calculate the slope of the small-sized aqueduct based on what was typical for Roman aqueducts at the time, aiming to construct the ideal slope over a specified distance in order to achieve a water flow that is not spilling over or stagnant. They test their model aqueducts with water and then reflect on their performance.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauchlin Blue
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Date Added:
02/07/2017
PVSTEM9 Year at a Glance
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An overview of the STEM 9 program at Pequea Valley High School in Lancaster County, PA. Most 9th grade learners take this course which teaches Algebra I math concepts via physics concepts and tech ed building.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Algebra
Physics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Rob Webb
Date Added:
12/05/2018