Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Learning Target: Students will create a weighted balance diagram (infographic) and write an inequality to help make an informed decision while communicating that decision to others.
This project is for groups of two. Please create a one-page infographic 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 [enter a math topic here]?
- Watch this video. Do you agree or disagree?
- Research benefits and drawbacks (pros and cons) for using computers, Internet, and online learning.
- Select a math topic to enter into your question: Should computers and the Internet be used to learn [enter a math topic here]?
- Consider the following parameters when you make your informed decision. You will add to, subtract from, and reorganize your parameters.
- Plan a weighted balance to help generate a conclusion to the question.
- Write a simplified annotated inequality with mathematical expressions to describe 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
- You may use a spreadsheet to calculate the weights of your decision (not required).
- Obtain and provide a Peer Review.
- Revise your work.
- Draw a fun infographic in a group PowerPoint (1 slide only) describing your weighted balance with the outcome.
- 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