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Running head: ANALYSIS REPORT Analysis Report (Pythagorean Theorem Project) Abdullah Alsowyan California State University, San Bernardino 1 ANALYSIS REPORT 2 Analysis Report 1. Introduction and Context In this analysis, I will explain the points that will help to teach Pythagorean theorem through some instructional method. In addition, it needs to add some examples and assessments when I want to create the project to ensure understanding different levels of students. 2. Who 2a) Process This phase of the analysis included a discussion with an expert math teacher, a review of the RFP for this project and a discussion with the funding agent coordinator. 2b) Findings From Funding Agent: The product must be delivered to any user who might want to use it via a link on a webpage. No firm age limits are available but the anticipated users are junior high (sixth grade) and above. No information is available on prior learning or learning style preferences. Should be available in more than one form if needed to ensure that it is accessible to all potential users. Expert Math Teacher Many students struggle with the concept and with the algebra. Students enjoy knowing more about Pythagoras. Many different ability levels. Students enjoy knowing real world applications for this knowledge (GPS, to ensure a square angle in construction). Diagrams and pictures help student understand this concept. 2c) Implications Implications for the potential learners in this project include: Might be able to assume 6th grade reading level. Use of graphics, animations and diagrams could help students understand the concepts. May want to produce a text version, an illustrated text version and a multiple media formats to ensure multiple levels of access. Might want to include background information on Pythagoras. Might want to include real world examples of how this is used. ANALYSIS REPORT 3 May want to include help files or support for the algebra needed to solve these sorts of problems. 3. What 3a) Process In this phase of the analysis, we will search for documents that are related to teaching Pythagorean theorem and reviewing the curriculum in this subject. Moreover, we need to include the math teachers experience in teaching this theory. 3b) Findings From Documents: The product must be clear for 6th grade and above by imagining he/she has a few information to understand the method of Pythagorean theorem. The product should contain many different shapes of triangle in order to know how apply the theory. The project should show the different ways to get the value not only C but also A or B. Include some basic skills such using the calculator to get the result especially with big numbers. From Math Teacher: Students need to know how to use this theory in real life such as the roof. The theory needs to simplification from the beginning and through the steps in order to understand by our target age. The project should contain some kinds of learning style. Using some technology skills that are might help students to understand the theory. 3c) Implications Implications for the potential learners in this project include: They can use the theory in different ways. They can use the theory in real life. After fully understanding of the theory, they can explain it to other people. knowing some math skills by using some kinds of technology. 4. How 4a) Process This phase of the analysis included a review the assessment after the content has been taught by math teachers and expert math teacher. In addition, review the literature and methods of teaching this theory. ANALYSIS REPORT 4 4b) Findings From Literature Review: The project should contain an assessment that include a simple test. The project needs to include instructional models. The project should provide more than one of learning methods. Learner's ability to understand the theory is a part of the satisfaction with the project. From Math teachers and Expert Math Teacher: The content must be able to encourage, and development student's skill in thinking. The content must include different levels of students' understanding. The assessment needs to be in accordance with the approved technical controls. The project must include a formative assessment technique that is monitor and evaluation student before and through and after learning. 4c) Implications The ability to assessment the project and learner. The satisfaction of students about what they learned. The ability to teach a different levels of student. Determine the successful instructional models to teach this theory. 5. Conclusions In conclusion of this analysis, students will able to understand Pythagorean Theorem and to use it in real life. In addition, the project will increase or create students' logical think in solving problems through this theory. Moreover, the project fits with our target in different learning levels.