Hello people and welcome back to another blog post. This time I’m going to be talking a project that we just finished in math. So we were learning about polynomials and like terms. And for the project we had to come up with our own driving question that we had to answer. The question could be many things. For example one group in our class coded their own game, another group made a cake, and one group made a bridge. Now what my group decided to make was a strawberry smoothie. Our driving question was “How can we make an equation and use like terms out of ingredients of a fruit smoothie?” So we answered that question. First I’m going to talking a little bit about the curricular competencies.
Understanding and solving
~ Apply multiple strategies to solve problems in both abstract and contextualized situations
We got accomplished in this competency because we used correct mathematical operations involved in combing like term. This was shown in one of our slides that included all of our math and equations.
Communication and representing
~ Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms
For this competency we were given accomplished/extending. We did good on it because our presentation to the class was practiced, enthusiastic, clear, detailed, engaging and interactive. It helped others understand the concept better. This was shown in the presentation part of our project.
Connecting and reflecting
~ Connect mathematical concepts to each other and to other areas and personal interests
We got accomplished/extending on this competency because we used personalized, authentic and original work on our project and presentation. This competency will also be assessed on our blog posts, the one you are reading right now.
Applying and innovating
~ Contribute to care for self, other, community and world through individual or collaboration approaches
We got accomplished on this competency because we used all our class time wisely and got things done on time.
This project was very fun and I really enjoyed it. It was a little hard to come up with an idea in the beginning because there are so many options that we couldn’t decide what to do. We did end up a strawberry smoothie like I said. And how we answered our driving question you ask? Well what we did was take the first letter of each ingredient and use it as a variable and the amount of of that ingredient was the number. So we put it all together and we got our polynomial. After making the smoothie we put together our keynote presentation, practiced and we were ready to present. Over all my group did very well with this project and I’m very proud of our work.