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Dawn of New Revolutions - Math Lessons

In one grade level you may have students in 5 or more different levels of math class. This complicates matters when developing an integrated curriculum. The math lessons for Dawn of New Revolutions are a supportive component. Ideally, a lesson a week would happen in the math class. However, these math lessons are designed so that they might also be taught in science, social studies and language arts. The lessons support student’s understanding of their assigned countries for the major project, Youth Voices Forum. Materials from the math lessons are incorporated into their portfolio and each is designed to cover a different NCTM math standard.
Lesson
Description
Time
Week in Unit
Students analyze perimeter of countries & percentage of land use & how that might affect relationships with neighbors
1 class period
1
Students are introduced to Cartesian coordinates and map natural disasters. They map natural disasters in the region surrounding their country.
1 class period
2
Students will grapple with the concept of a million.
1 class period
3
A graphing lesson to assist students in analysis of populations of specific countries. Students build and use the data in a population pyramid to analyze population trends.
1 class period
4
Students integrate the creation of algebraic equations with biomagnification. Students explain how the build up of small levels of contaminates can quickly become detrimental to species higher in the food chain
2 class periods
5
Students will create graphs that will be used to analyze the economy of specific countries. These graphs may then be used for a student’s country portfolio.
1 class period
6


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