Thursday, November 12, 2009

OMG the Second Term has arrived!! and so have the Aliens

Welcome to the first blog post of the second term.  It will serve as your wrap up of chapter 2 in the textbook.

Proportion and Ratio and Rate

An alien has landed from another planet.  He is a scout for his planet.  They plan on taking over the earth.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by kenyee

His computer will send a signal back to his home planet unless you type in how to solve 3 proportional reasoning questions.

To help you out use 3 problems from pages 67, 68 or 69 in your textbook.

You need to explain how you solved the questions using pictures and diagrams (show the ratio tables or equivalent fractions you used).

The assignment one more time.

  1. title it How I stopped an Alien Invasion using  Proportion  (make a better title if you want)
  2. Label it alienstory, proportion
  3. Include 3 problems from pages67, 68, 69 in your textbook.
  4. Have fun creating a great story but it is secondary to the math knowledge you need to show. 
  5. If you want to include pictures you can use this site to look for interesting images.  Remember when you use images to cite them properly and only use images you are allowed to. (cc or creative commons)
  6. Flickrcc or you can try compfight but make sure you have the creative commons search on.

Have fun finding pictures that make your story better.  Some of the best searches happen when you search for pictures of adjectives or adverbs.

This is due Monday.

1 comment:

Dave said...

This assignment is an example of the importance of literacy in math. Our school division and province has renewed its math curriculum's with a teaching approach similar to this.