Philly Math Word Wall

PSSA Multiple Choice
PA Standard 2.11.8.C. Continue a pattern of numbers or objects that could be extended infinitely.
In the Fibonacci Sequence
What is the
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…
10th term of the sequence?
a. 15
b. 35
c. 55
d. 65
Explain ____________________________________
PSSA Multiple Choice PA Standard 2.11.8.C. Continue a pattern of numbers or objects that could be extended infinitely.
In the Fibonacci Sequence
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…13, 21, 34, 55
What is the
10th term of the sequence?
a. 15
b. 35
d. 65
To begin solving the sequence, I drew four lines to make sure that I had ten terms in
the sequence.
Next, I examined the relationship between the first three numbers (1 1 2). The first
and second numbers added up to the next number in the series.
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, __ , __, __, __
1 + 1 =2 then 1+2 =3.
Then, I tested the pattern to see if it was true for the rest of the numbers.
Finally, I continued the pattern by adding the two previous numbers to decide on
the following number. This pattern was repeated until the tenth term was
determined. The correct response is 55.
5+8=13 8+13=21 13+21=34
21+34= 55
Presented by Mrs. Alles ---AKA
Ms. Fran
Ms. A
You will be creating an ongoing project
designed to strengthen your mathematics
vocabulary and ultimately enhance your
performance on the PSSAs.
Each time you learn a new math term,
add a slide to your presentation to create
an electronic Philly Math Word Wall.
PA.2.5.8. Mathematical Problem Solving and Communication: Pennsylvania's public schools shall teach, challenge and support
every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to:2.5.8.A.
Invent, select, use and justify the appropriate methods, materials and strategies to solve problems.
Today’s Goal is to begin creating an electronic Philly Math Word
Laptop Activity- Using PowerPoint, create a slideshow for the
classroom's Philly Math Word Wall.
Be Creative. Students may use free math clip art, illustrate, or
use the Photo Booth camera for the visual. You are encouraged
to use the Record a Sound PowerPoint feature or GarageBand to
enhance the slides.
Each slide needs the term, its definition, a visual and hopefully a
related sound.
(Each slide must have a term, a visual and a definition. Sound is optional but highly recommended.)
Brainstorm a list of 8th grade math terms.
Locate and open PowerPoint.
Type the Title and your Name on the first slide.
Insert a new slide.
Type the math term.
Add a visual representation.
Add the definition.
Bonus Points will be given for adding recorded sound and or videos to your
slide that enhance the words meaning. Use of Photo Booth is encouraged.
Additional Words
Mean Median Mode
Math Term
Visual Representation
Definition / Text
Any number divisible by two without a remainder
2 4 6 …
Using Photo Booth
Perimeter is the distance AROUND a figure.
B is the Y intercept
Using iPhoto
Resources for Students
 Math Glossary With Pictures
 Online Glossary
 Spanish Math Online Glossary
 Math Clip Art
 Visit our class wiki
Each team is to select a BEST Slide to share with the
An in-class competition will be held to decide the
winner of multiple entries per mathematic term.
The winning slide will be printed, posted in the
classroom, and combined to create a
Best of Philly Word Wall.
Now it’s your turn to WOW us
with your Word Wall!
Investigate a Cool Tool for
Advanced Students:
Try Grapher- located in the
Applications Folder
for directions.