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Tools Vis Video Project Pam Trobiano Target Audience • 8th grade –Approximately 30 students per class • Mathematics • Beginning of the year- 1st book topic Standards • CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.2.b • CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.1 • CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.B.5 • CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.C.7 Goals and Objectives • SWBAT find a linear equation from a line on a graph. • SWBAT find a linear equation from a table of data. • SWBAT find a linear equation from word description/situation and apply it to real life scenario. Linear Equation from a Graph • If you are given a graph of a line, how can you find its equation? • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hiIxWSKyo&feature=youtu.be Linear Equation from a Table of Values • If you are given a table of values, how can you find the equation of the line it represents? • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru256MR RU70&feature=youtu.be Linear Equation from a word description • If you are given a scenario or word description of a linear relationship, how can you find the equation? • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diBB_eX7 Y7U Brainy Bits – Limbic System • Thamalus - sensory information goes through the brain here first before being directed to other parts of the brain. Students are taking in information from sight, sound and touch all throughout the lesson. • Hypothalamus -regulates internal systems. If this is off balanced the student may have a hard time focusing during the lesson. For example if they are tired or hungry Brainy Bits- Limbic System • Hippocampus- Takes working memories and converts to long term storage. As the students learn each method they will being taking the memory of the process and putting it into long term storage for future problems. Also compares to previous experiences, students may have used linear equations without knowing it. It was also a topic at the end of 7th grade. • Amygdala- regulates emotions. If students enjoy the topic, future problems may come easier to them. IF they are frustrated during it, they could fear slope and linear relationships. Pedagogy Piece Sense & Meaning • Sense comes from whether the student can understand the concept based on their experience. Students can make sense of visually (graph) and mathematically (table) finding a linear equation. They can see the equation form on a graph and they can count the changed value on a table. • Meaning is when it is relevant to the student. Students can find linear equations to calculate prices amongst other things in their own lives. For example many cell phone bills are a type of linear equation. They have a starting, flat fee and then cost an amount per minute. Citations • http://www.corestandards.org/Math/ • Sousa, David A. How The Brain Learns. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2006. Print.