Balancing Informed Decision
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Learning Target: Students will create a weighted balance, write an inequality, and use a spreadsheet to make an informed decision and communicate that decision to others..
This project is for groups of two. Please create a one-page within a group PowerPoint. You will be answering the following question using researched information and a weighted balance.
Question: Should computers and the Internet be used to learn mathematics the majority of time?
- Research benefits and drawbacks from computers, Internet, and online learning.
- Use the following parameters to make an informed decision. You may add or subtract or reorganize your parameters.
- Plan a weighted balance to help generate a conclusion to the question.
- Write a simplified annotated inequality with mathematical expressions which describes your decision. Such as:
1.0sp+0.5re+2em > 2mp+1.0pr+0.5et, where:
sp = Speed of learning
re = Ease of research
em = Employable skills
pm = Mental/Physical
pr = Privacy issues
et = Ethical considerations
- Use a spreadsheet to calculate the weights of your decision.
- Obtain and provide a Peer Review.
- Revise your work.
- Create a diagram in PowerPoint (1 slide) showing your weighted balance.
- Write a brief one paragraph conclusion. Enter it into the Notes field in the group PowerPoint presentation.
- One page in group PowerPoint.
- Provide a reference document and cite at least three references. Use the preferred citation method of your English teacher.
- Submit a Peer Review.
- I can reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
- Systems and System Models