Major Project: Develop a web-based teaching resource package to support implementation of the middle or high-school GPS in mathematics

 
The major project is intended to allow you, individually or in pairs, to develop a complete teaching resource package for a unit to support implementation of a selected topic from the new Georgia Performance Standards in Mathematics
 
Complete, web-based teaching resource package

These web-based units will provide a comprehensive set of originally developed instructional materials that a middle or secondary teacher could use to teach an integrated mathematical topic keyed to appropriate GPS.  The package should provide student materials, didactical rationales, and detailed guidelines related to all activities of student and teacher, including assessment and evaluation. Reflections from each member of the group should discuss connections, applications and impacts of your development experiences into future teaching practices.

Your project must make effective use of appropriate technologies and be accessible through the World-Wide-Web. The rationale for the choice of technologies must be clearly stated in the report.

Your report should also highlight the NCTM Principles and Standards as well as the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) that are addressed through the activities in your resource package.

A major change in the new GPS is the nature of the courses in the secondary school curriculum. All courses at the secondary level will be INTEGRATED mathematics courses (Math 1, 2, 3 & 4). Thus, I encourage you to develop a teaching resource package that integrates several mathematical topics.

Some possible broad topics

Some possible starting points

Only one final project report is required from each pair but individual reflections and summaries will be required from each member of the pair.
 
I suggest that the various components of the resource package be divided between the pair.  It is very critical, however, that the pair develops an overall plan for the package before individuals start working on their respective parts.  This overall plan needs to be included in the report.  It will be necessary for each member of the pair to be aware of what the other member is developing throughout the process.

Resource packages must be mounted on each member's web page with links to appropriate files and resources. We shall also attempt to use the GPS web-based Unit Builder to mount your resource packages on the GPS Teacher Resources web site.
 
Each pair or individual will present their report during the exam period on Tuesday, June 5 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
 
Grading will be based on a total of
100 points.

  • Overall quality of the report --- 50 points (assigned to both members of the pair)
  • Individual contributions to the report --- 20 points to each member

    Individual reflections and summaries
    ---
    10 points to each member

    Presentation of the report
    ---
    20 points to each member
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