Dip Ed Group Presentation

Link to google doc (you will be able to edit the doc now)

Dissection of a Sheep’s Heart

Learning Intention: To identify the different structures of the heart.

Success Criteria:

-          Identify the four chambers of the heart.

-          Identify the heart valves.

-          Explain the path that blood travels around the body/heart.

To finish off the circulatory system, today students will dissect a sheep’s heart. Whilst completing the dissection, they will need to follow the instructions and answer the questions contained in this document. Students are required to answer questions and draw diagrams of the sheep’s heart, to show their understanding of the circulatory system.

This should be a very exciting lesson!!!

Probability – Differentiated Activities

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Learning Intention: To determine the probability of different events.

Success Criteria:

- Convert probability values between decimal, fraction and percentage.

- Multiply fractions to determine probability of events.

- Investigate fair and unfair games.

Today students will be divided into two groups and undertake different activities.

Group 1:

- Play ten rounds of ‘Cat and Mouse’, record and interpret your results.

- Mathematically calculate the probabilities for different pathways on the game, by determining the probability for each step.

- Play the Maths300 game ‘Problem Dice’. First doing this by hand, and then using the computer software to simulate a large number of trials. Record and interpret the results. (You will need to download Maths300).

- If you finish all of this, students can play some probability related games on Mathletics.

Group 2:

- Identify the sample space for different experiments and determine the probability for different events.

- Practice converting fractions to decimals and percentages.

- Complete the activity of the back of the sample space activity.

- Play ten rounds of ‘Cat and Mouse’, record and interpret results.

- If you finish all of this, students can play some probability related games on Mathletics.

Review of the Circulatory System

Learning Intention: To demonstrate understanding of the composition and function of the circulatory system.

Success Criteria:

-          Identify the components of the circulatory system.

-          Explain the functions of the heart, blood and blood vessels.

Today, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the circulatory system. They have two options:

1. Create a Powerpoint presentation about the circulatory system. They need to show how they would explain the circulatory system to a Grade 5 student. It needs to have a minimum of ten slides (one introductory, three for vessels, three for blood, and three for the heart). For any students that need an extension activity, they can research a disease/illness associated with the circulatory system and include this in their presentation.

2. They can use a question generating program (such as MyStudio) to create a multiple choice test for a peer. It needs to have at least ten questions.

Once students finish their chosen task, they need to email it to tarakrichardson4@gmail.com and read the following article.

Smarties Probability Activity

Wednesday 24th August 2011

Learning Intention: To be able to calculate the probability of different events.

Success Criteria:

-          Be able to use formula to determine probability of an event.

-          Convert probability values between decimal, fraction and percentage.

Today students will look at the probabilities associated with choosing different coloured Smarties. Each student will be given a small packet of Smarties. They will then be required to record the frequency of each colour and the corresponding probability of randomly choosing them. They will record these values in a table. We will then collaborate class data. Students can enter their results in the table below, from which we will determine the frequencies and probabilities for the whole class sample.

Introduction to Probability

Monday 22nd August 2011

Learning Intention: To understand the probability scale.

Success Criteria:

- Assign descriptive words to the probability scale in the correct order.

- Assign events to their corresponding likelihood on the probability scale.

- Convert probability values between decimals, fractions and percentages.

Today we begin learning about probability. After students complete a pretest, which will determine their level of prior knowledge, we will discuss what probability is and where it is found in the real world. We will also look at the probability scale and the terms and values associated with it. Students will be asked to place different events on the probability scale. Students will then complete some questions from the textbook, relating to the probabilities associated with rolling a dice and choosing a card from a deck, to show their understanding of the class discussion.

The Heart

Wednesday 17th August 2011

Learning Intention: To understand the structure and function of the heart and its relationship with the lungs.

Success Criteria:

-          Be able to identify the 4 chambers of the heart and explain their different functions.

-          Explain the purpose of the heart valves.

-          Explain the path through which blood travels.

-          Explain how the heart and lungs work together.

-          Explain what blood pressure is and how it is measured.

-          Correctly label a diagram of a heart.

Today we will being learning about the heart. We will first review the overall purpose and function of the circulatory system and then move on to the heart. Students are required to answer questions 1-5 on page 207 of their textbook.

To consolidate student’s understanding, we will watching this video at the conclusion of the lesson:

Applying your Knowledge about Linear Graphs

August 17th 2011

Learning Intention: To apply knowledge about linear equations to real life examples.

Success Criteria:

-          Understand how to create a linear equation from a word problem.

-          Convert a formula (such as savings = $10 x month + $100) into y = mx + c (y = 10x + 100).

-          To create a graph, that starts at a number other than zero.

Students will use their knowledge about linear equations, to complete the following application questions from the textbook. 10H 2, 4, 5 and 6. When students finish the questions, they can play Save the Zogs or Algebra vs Cockroaches, which are games requiring them to use their knowledge about linear equations.

 

Sketching Linear Graphs

Tuesday 16th August 2011

Learning Intention: To be able to sketch linear graphs.

Success Criteria: 

- Identify the y-intercept and gradient from an equation.

- Substitute values into an equation to find co-ordinates.

- Plot graph by using y-intercept as the first point and use ‘rise over run’ method to find another point.

- Use intercept method to plot points.

Today students will learn three different methods for plotting a straight line, when given an equation. These are:

- Using a table of values

- Intercept and gradient method

- Intercept method

To help introduce these different methods, we will watch this video.

When students complete the associated questions, they can play the Algebra vs Cockroach Game.

Introduction to the Circulatory System

Tuesday 16th August 2011

File:Circulatory System en.svg

Learning Intention: To understand the overall function and composition of the circulatory system.

Success Criteria: 

-          Identify the different components of the circulatory system.

-          Explain the overall function of the circulatory system.

Today students will use their textbooks and the internet to research the circulatory system. They will be required to answer the following set of questions.

Here are a couple of websites which have some good information:

- Veins, Arteries and Capillaries

- Open and Closed Circulatory Systems

- Heart and Circulatory System

Here are some good videos:

- Blood Vessels

Here is the link for Wallwisher

 

 

 

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