Content Knowledge

Content Specific Knowledge

Students Academic Standards

Developing Student Knowledge in Math

Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve mathematical problems.

Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

Applying Math to Life

Some days I would start the class with a picture. Each picture would be about something they may see everyday. The students would have to discuss with their table mates the many ways that Math was being used. After they discuss with their table mates they would share with the class the ideas the had in common. One project I had students complete was a trip to the grocery store. The photo below has a link to one of the student's work.