Critical Content and Skills

Content Area:

Students will know...

Formative Assessment

Students will be able to...

Product Summative Assessment

1.How to read sets of data to see patterns.
Students will work in small groups analyzing data from events of the olympics. Each member will help each other try to see the increase or decrease in times or distance over the course of multiple olympic games.
1. Explain: Predict the times of certain events based on past data.
The groups will then predict times and distances of the most recent olympic games and check their answers based on actual data. They will create a comic life showing the rise or decline in data and the accuracy of their predictions.
2. How to convert Metric to English and English to Metric number systems
There will be a quiz where students are asked to convert measurements from one system to another. Formula sheets will be allowed. The focus is to see that they understand what is happening when the conversion takes place, not to see if they can remember a formula.
2. Interpret: Translate measurements from one numeric system into another
The students will work in partners to create Imovies that show the conversion from metric to english in a unique way. They will be short 60-90 second movies that are heavily focused on showing that the measurements are equal.
3.How to create graphs from data.
Data will be given from Olympic events and the students will be asked to graph it. I will circulate the room during the creation of the graphs to assess the class on their understanding of graphing. When students are complete they will partner up and team assess the graphs for accuracy and more practice at reading graphs.
3. Apply: Produce graphs from the data collected.
Each student will choose an event from one Olympic games and graph the results on glogster. They will graph both individual results and country results.
4. How to use Mean, Median, Mode,
As a class we will study one event from an Olympic games and find the mean, median, and mode of the results. I will use the fist to five informal evaluation to see how well the students are understanding the concepts.
4. Perspective: Compare the times from Ancient Olympics to Modern Olympics
Each student will look at data from the ancient Olympics and the modern olympics to find the mean, median, and mode of the events. They will then take the results and compare their findings using a simulated olympic game annoucment podcast.
5. How to measure distance and time,
There will be a hands on work station quiz where students will be at different sections of the classroom and be asked to time or measure something that has been arranged. We will go over the answers immediatly in class with time to demonstrate together how we got to the answers if there are any discrepencies.
5. Empathy: Assume the role of an Olympian and make their own data in the events
Small groups will create an Imovie showing them competing in different olympic events. They will be asked to show how they measured they results. They must include events that are measured in time and events measured in distance.
6 What the Properties of triangles and circles are and how to use them in geometry
Triangles and circles will be identified from different olympic events and we will be asked to create a hand sketch of the geometry involved. Notations will be included about angles, sides, diameters, etc.
6. Self Knowledge: Recognize geometric shapes in areas of the Olympic games.
Students will create a google sketch-up showing the geometry of a couple olympic events. Markings will be made for angles lengths and any pertinant mathematical information.


Q - Quizzes
WS - Work Sample
SA - Self Assessment
P - Prompts
O - Observation
D - Dialogues

Product - Summative

CL- Comic Life
IM - Imovie
B - Blog
PC - Podcast
W - Wikispace
G - Glogster