GeoGebra Challenge Problem - Ratio of Areas of parts of a Square

Ripple Effect - A puzzle-like game.

Post-test Evaluation—Pre-test was given in September

We want to allow time for you to comfortably complete the post-test evaluation. When you finish the assessment choose from the activities below to finish the time.

Choice activities

Take a look at the “Pi Day Activities” for March 14th, located in March folder.

Take a look at the spreadsheet “Data Analyzer” which is in this month’s folder. Lenny will provide an overview before we start. Located in March folder.

Exploring sample K-8 Common Core questions-De

Identify and create a list of mathematics vocabulary for your courses.

Christmas Special The Gauss Christmath Special on youtube by Vihart displays interesting patterns created through 12 days of Christmas song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxnX5_LbBDU

We will be focusing on variability in data and the shape of data displays using the Focus book examining variability in Old Faithful eruptions via dot plots or stem-and-leaf plots.

Getting random numbers on Excel to generate numbers FROM 1 and 100 is =RANDBETWEEN(0,101) or =INT(100*RAND())+1

Rectangle activity from ch. 1 of the 9-12 Navigation book. Various sampling methods produce different shaped histograms/box plots., primarily differing in the spread of the data.

“Write an activity, web site, or video that you used during the last month or discovered since our October meeting.” Share with your TLM group. TLM responsible for sending sites to Lenny to be put on a web page.

Looking at data and reports available from the NeSAM using eDirect system

DRS—Data Reporting System (public and private resource for drilling down into NeSA data. Statewide NeSA data can be analyzed and disaggregated at DRS, http://drs.education.ne.gov A similar site exist with data for each school which is accessible through the portal.

Focus in High School Mathematics, Reasoning & Sense Making, Statistic & Probability

Big Ideas: describing patterns and interplay between data and context; shape of data key

4-square problem

Tony Jacobsen from Central City, ajacobsen@esu7.org created a Geogebra file that models this problem. He also indicated that he would be willing to help others that have questions about Geogebra.

Run the tournament with pages 6-8 from the common core using the question, “Which mathematical practice will best help student to learn and use mathematics in the 21st century.

Page 5, How to read the grade level standards. Look at how the standards are labeled.

Overview using the document “Common core overview” which shows how the domains change going through the grade levels.

Skim the CCSS for your grade level

For next month find something that you discovered in the common core for your grade level.

Algebra and Geometry

Huff and Puff or Smoke and You CroakFind out how blowing up a balloon can be used to engage students in learning about volume, graphing, slope and linear equations. Student collect data from a balloon that is blown up, graph the data, and make some interesting discoveries. Science connections are also created. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+Activities

Mystery Blocks Connecting Geometry, Algebra and Science Participants will calculate the surface area and volume of various sized blocks of wood. They measure the mass, water displaced when floating, and water displaced when submerged of the blocks. Several important concepts are discovered as well as a “surprise” about the blocks. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+Activities

## 2011-12 NMPDS trainings:

Summary of activities:2011-12 NMPDS trainings:
Summary of activities:toc
Agenda March Session 5
Agenda Feb. Session 4
Agenda Nov. Session 3
Agenda: Oct Session 2
## Table of Contents

Vocabulary Strategies:http://esu6vocabulary.wikispaces.com/Reinforcing+Taught+WordsInstructional Strategies shared to this point:Blogs to follow:ActivitiesResponse Sheet information

Please put out your name tagAgenda March Session 5Remember to register for 2012-13 NMPDS and this summer's L to J.DeGeogebra--ChuckPost-test Evaluation—Pre-test was given in SeptemberChoice activitiesVocabulary Activities--LennyFinal EvaluationsAgenda Feb. Session 4Vocabulary ActivityBox Plots with data from last monthLine of best fit activityGeogebraGo Low or Go Homealso linked at http://lenny-prob-stats.wikispaces.com/StatisticsGeometry Paper FoldingApplication sitesLight Bulb ProblemsClosingToday EvaluationChristmas SpecialThe Gauss Christmath Special on youtube by Vihart displays interesting patterns created through 12 days of Christmas song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxnX5_LbBDU

Arlene Mitchell from RMC will be in attendance to observe and conduct a focus group the November Lincoln and Omaha sites.Agenda Nov. Session 3http://www.youcandothecube.com/secret-unlocked/solution-stage-one.aspx Is the Rubik cube coming back?

Agenda:Vocabulary ActivityData Analysis ActivityVocabulary ActivityGeometry Paper FoldingName Tent and SharingCommon Core StandardsNeSAM TestingHomework SumsJumping Frog Paper Folding activity (probably move to February)Assignment for FebruaryClosingoverlapping squares Geogebra file overlappingsquares.ggb

## Agenda: Oct Session 2

Introductions and follow-up from SeptemberVocabularyStatistics and GeometryFocus in High School Mathematics, Reasoning & Sense Making, Statistic & ProbabilityBig Ideas: describing patterns and interplay between data and context; shape of data keyCommon Core State Standards, CCSSAlgebra and GeometryHuff and Puff or Smoke and You CroakFind out how blowing up a balloon can be used to engage students in learning about volume, graphing, slope and linear equations. Student collect data from a balloon that is blown up, graph the data, and make some interesting discoveries. Science connections are also created. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+ActivitiesMystery Blocks Connecting Geometry, Algebra and ScienceParticipants will calculate the surface area and volume of various sized blocks of wood. They measure the mass, water displaced when floating, and water displaced when submerged of the blocks. Several important concepts are discovered as well as a “surprise” about the blocks. For handouts see http://lenny-algebra.wikispaces.com/Algebra+ActivitiesWeb Pages/videosSomething to do for November NMPDS training