Monday, May 12, 2014

American History in the 21st century

From Glencoe's The American Vision, published in 2005:


3 comments:

Hainish said...

Was there a SkillTivity and SkillVenture to re-inforce this skill?

Niels Henrik Abel said...

That computer looks pretty dated - at least 10 - 12 years old, which is ancient in computer years.

So much for being with the times ~

Auntie Ann said...

Even better, create an artifact!

http://kitchentablemath.blogspot.com/2007/05/do-not-send.html

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Stupid activity of the week for our kids (this is for 6th grade):

1) select an object.
2) measure the dimensions of the object
3) if you were to place this object into a cylindrical mailing tube, what should be the dimensions of the tube?
4) what about a triangular prism?
5) rectangular prism?
6) What are the surface area and volume of these boxes?
7) determine which of these boxes fits your object best.
8) explain why.
9) BUILD THE BOX!!

- Time required: 90 minutes, minimum.
- Educational value (0-10): 2.
- Opportunity cost (cost of time wasted which could have been spent doing something useful, instead of cutting and taping cardboard) (0-10): 9.
- Teacher's perception of the "fun" value of project (0-10): 9.
- Students' perception of the "fun" value of project (0-10): 0.
- Potential student frustration level when the cardboard doesn't cut and the tape doesn't stick (0-10): 8.
- Requisite parent participation level when frustrated kid wastes an hour and a half on a dumb-&^% and pointless assignment building a box, and parent gets exasperated by the time wasted and takes over (0-10): 6.