MEL3E - 2016 Planning First 27 Days Blogged : Plan

1 | Month | Week Day | Day | Strand | Warm Up | Topic | Read about the lesson in detail LINK | Inquiry/Lesson | Notes | Practice | Consolidation/PRactice | Resources (Slide Decks, blog posts, etc) | Overall Expectation | Specific Expectation | ||||||||||||
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2 | Sept | Tues | 1 | Intro | Estimation180 x 2 | Vertical Activiites to create an inclusive atmosphere | Day 1 | 4 fours activity | Use estimation180 twice! Have a handout ready. Looking like warm ups for the rest of the year. Group them into 4....brainstorm responses to "I love it when working in groups when..." and "I don't like it when working groups when..." Give an example of the 4 fours. Have them come to the board to share their work. Finish off if time the game of NIM. | Can it be done with 5s? | Use the Pyramid of pennies too!! | Blog Post | ||||||||||||||

3 | Sept | Wed | 2 | Purchasing Power | WYR - Bag of Chips Share | Unit Rates | Day 2 | Is Lego Gender Biased? | Use the lego lesson to introduce unit rates. Talk about price of 1 unit. Make a note | Pracitce finding unit rates to make decisions. | demonstrate an understanding of the factors and methods involved in making and justifying informed purchasing decisions. | compare the unit prices of related items to help determine the best buy | ||||||||||||||

4 | Sept | thurs | 3 | Purchasing Power | WYR - salary | Salary, weekly, yearly,etc | Day 3 | Sorting & Matching Pay Schedules | Use a sorting activity to sort out different pay schedules. Once sorted from most pay cheques in a year to least assign rates of pay, job titles, annual pay to be placed and calculated. Once sorted make a class note on pay schedules. Give out some practice problems to complete in class. | Handout | interpret information about different types of remuneration, and solve problems and make decisions involving different remuneration methods; | gather, interpret, and describe information about different remuneration methods (e.g., hourly rate, overtime rate, job or project rate, commission, salary, gratuities) and remunera- tion schedules (e.g., weekly, biweekly, semi- monthly, monthly) | describe the relationship between gross pay, net pay, and payroll deductions (i.e., net pay is gross pay less government payroll deduc- tions and any other payroll deductions), and estimate net pay in various situations | |||||||||||||

5 | Fri | 4 | Purchasing Power | WODB - Percents, numbers | Salary, weekly, yearly,etc | Day 4 | Sorting & Matching Pay Schedules | Continue the activity from yesterday with some helping examples that include open questions. | ||||||||||||||||||

6 | Mon | 5 | purchasing Power | iPad and percent | Intro to percent | Day 5 | Percent Pile Up: Explain Everything | Use the Explain Everything lesson for Percent. Ss will cover spaces and adjust heights to estimate percent values. THis will drive the need to learn calculations. | Practice Problems | Explain Everything File | ||||||||||||||||

7 | Tues | 6 | Purchasing Power | Pay schedules | Ways to get paid | Day 6 | Random Winner Game | Finish the practice problems from last class. Complete problems on ways to earn money. | More Practice Problems on commission | |||||||||||||||||

8 | Wed | 7 | Mastery Day | Estimation 180 | Best deal, gross pay and hourly pay, percent, ways to get paid | Day 7 | Mastery Day | Students will work toward mastery on the weeks work. A quiz for the last 25 minutes. | Complete practice problems by choice. All through FreshGrade | Assessment 1 | ||||||||||||||||

9 | Thurs | 8 | Mastery Day | Would you rather | Mastery Day continued | Day 8 | Students needed more time to finish their first quiz and mastery questions. | Complete practice problems by choice. All through FreshGrade | Assessment 1 | |||||||||||||||||

10 | Fri | 9 | Transportation & Travel | Game of NIM | Planning a Trip | Day 9 | Road Trip | Showed the Road Trip video to generate wonder. Made a giant list of possible questions. We said let's first work on air travel. | students are to research flights to San Francisco | Keynote | Handout | interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems. | gather, interpret, and describe information regarding routes, schedules, and fares for travel by airplane, train, or bus | |||||||||||||

11 | Mon | 10 | Transportation & Travel | Ways to get paid | Planning a Trip | Day 10 | Road Trip | Finish the flight info sheet. Introduce Time zones | interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems. | gather, interpret, and describe information regarding routes, schedules, and fares for travel by airplane, train, or bus | ||||||||||||||||

12 | Tues | 11 | Transportation & Travel | Estimation180 | Planning a Trip | Day 11 | Road Trip | Review the road trip scenario. Complete the time zones worksheet | Time Zone Worksheet | interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems. | gather, interpret, and describe information regarding routes, schedules, and fares for travel by airplane, train, or bus | |||||||||||||||

13 | Wed | 12 | Transportation & Travel | Would you rather | Taxes with Transportation | Day 12 | Agree or Disagree | Start class with the Agree or Disgree problem on costs with taxes. Lead the class to show how to calculate taxes and show it's the same as finding commission | Agree or Disagree worksheet | interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems. | ||||||||||||||||

14 | Thurs | 13 | Transportation & Travel | Would you rather | Comparing Bus and Train costs | Day 13 | Road Trip | Compare travelling by bus and train. Research costs associated with each | Tracking Sheet | interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems. | ||||||||||||||||

15 | Fri | 14 | Purchasing Power | Cheque Writing | Buying with taxes | Day 14 | Monopoly | Play Monopoly. include an extra die (roll even discout, roll odd taxes -- round to nearest dollar) | Blog Post | demonstrate an understanding of the factors and methods involved in making and justifying informed purchasing decisions | ||||||||||||||||

16 | Mon | 15 | Saving Investing & borrowing | Two Truths and a LIe | Types of banking accounts | Day 15 | Lesson: What do you notice, What do you wonder? | Show students a bank statement. Ask them what do you notice, what do you wonder? Have them research banking fees. | Recording sheet: Savings accounts and chequing accounts | describe and compare services available from financial institutions; | ||||||||||||||||

17 | Tues | 16 | Saving Investing & borrowing | Agree or Disagree | Types of banking accounts | Day 16 | Lesson: | Continuing comparing banking options. | describe and compare services available from financial institutions; | |||||||||||||||||

18 | Wed | 17 | Mastery Day | Ways to get paid | All strands | Day 17 | Lesson | Mastery Day | Assessment 2 | |||||||||||||||||

19 | Thurs | 18 | Purchasing & Earning | Which One Doesn't Belong | Finishing Quizzes | Day 18 | Lesson | Monopoly | describe and compare services available from financial institutions; | plan and justify a route for a trip by automobile, and solve problems involving the associated costs; | ||||||||||||||||

20 | Fri | PD DAY | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

21 | Mon | 19 | Saving & Borrowing | WRiting Cheques | Transactions with bank accounts | Day 19 | Notice Wonder? Leads into moving around room to complete transactions | Transactions: Lessons from the iTunesU course. Modify to include new transactions with tax. Create more. Use dice instead of iPads | Tracking Sheet | |||||||||||||||||

22 | Tues | 20 | Saving & Borrowing | Estimation180 | Transactions with bank accounts | Day 20 | work period | Finish bank transaction sheet | ||||||||||||||||||

23 | Wed | 21 | Saving & Borrowing | Two Truths & a lie | Credit Cards | Day 21 | Gameshow | Use Knowledgehook to do a pre-knowledge on credit cards | ||||||||||||||||||

24 | Thurs | 22 | Saving & Borrowing | Would You Rather | Credit cards | Day 22 | Continue credit card scenarios | |||||||||||||||||||

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26 | Fri | 23 | Saving & Borrowing | Timezone | Credit cards | Day 23 | Should I use the credit card to buy gas or pay with cash? | Robert Kaplanski's Credit card with gas problem. | ||||||||||||||||||

27 | Tues | 24 | Transportation & Travel | Estimation180 | Routes and reading maps | Day 24 | On The Map | Maps & Routes: Desmos On the Map Activity. Trace a route on the iPad. Determine how far it should be. verify that route on the next slide. | Desmos On The Map Activity | Tracking Sheet | plan and justify a route for a trip by automobile, and solve problems involving the associated costs; | |||||||||||||||

28 | Wed | 25 | Transportation & Travel | Cheque Writing | Routes and reading maps | Day 25 | On the Map | Finish the routes & maps activity | plan and justify a route for a trip by automobile, and solve problems involving the associated costs; | |||||||||||||||||

29 | Thurs | 26 | Transportation & Travel | Would You Rather | Mastery day | Day 26 | Quiz | Quiz on credit cards, Transactions | ||||||||||||||||||

30 | Fri | 27 | Transportation & Travel | Get Mad Math | Quiz/Mastery Day | Day 27 | Finished quiz and mastery | |||||||||||||||||||

31 | Mon | Transportation & Travel | Fuel Economy | Determining costs for fuel on a trip. | Fuel Difference | Students worked on a warm up that had my car going to kingston. We determined how much it would cost in gas. Then found the difference if I drove a car with worse fuel economy. Students practice finding costs with the Fuel Economy handout. (a slight Open middle approach). | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

32 | Tues | Transportation & Travel | Sugar Packets | Determining costs for fuel on a trip. | Fuel Difference | Finish the fuel economy questions | ||||||||||||||||||||

33 | Wed | Transportation & Travel | Mr. Orr away | Costs of a used car | Students will deterimine costs of buying a used car. Handout from Mishaal Surti | Handout | ||||||||||||||||||||

34 | Thurs | Transportation & Travel | Percents & Discounts | Costs of a used car | Students will deterimine costs of buying a used car. Handout from Mishaal Surti | Handout | ||||||||||||||||||||

35 | Fri | Transportation & Travel | 20 Questions | Costs of a used car | Students will deterimine costs of buying a used car. Handout from Mishaal Surti | Handout | ||||||||||||||||||||

36 | Mon | Purchasing Power | Job Searching and Requirements | From the workbook. See jobs and job descriptions | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||||

37 | Tues | Purchasing Power | Overtime Pay | Continue with seeking jobs. Find rates of pay. Pay attention to overtime. | interpret information about different types of remuneration, and solve problems and make decisions involving different remuneration methods; | |||||||||||||||||||||

38 | Wed | Purchasing Power | Creating a Budget for grocery shopping | Create a budget with flyers for no frills. Go over the plan/competition | ||||||||||||||||||||||

39 | Thurs | Purchasing Power | Discounts, taxes | Monopoly | ||||||||||||||||||||||

40 | Mon | Purchasing Power | Mr. Orr Was away | Ways to get paid - Piecework | How much will you make today??? | Students practiced with determining wages with piece work | Handout | interpret information about different types of remuneration, and solve problems and make decisions involving different remuneration methods; | ||||||||||||||||||

41 | Tues | Purchasing Power | Estimation | Net Income | How much Will your take home pay be? | Determining net income -- after taxes and ei | Net Income and Deductions | demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power; | ||||||||||||||||||

42 | Wed | Purchasing Power | Would You Rather Math: Cell Phones | Net Income | Supply teacher: Mr. Orr was with Grade 8s for TYKTWD | Students worked on finishing their net income worksheets | demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power; | |||||||||||||||||||

43 | Thurs | Purchasing Power | Get Mad Math: Tacos | Net Income | Review of purchasing power before budgets. | Handout | demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power; | |||||||||||||||||||

44 | Fri | Purchasing Power | Dueling Discounts | Finish weeks work | Lately....our warm ups have been the most engaging part of our lessons | Quiz on Wages, overtime pay, net pay, costs of a used car. | Quiz | demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power; | ||||||||||||||||||

45 | Mon | Mr. Orr away | Finish last week's work - Hand in | |||||||||||||||||||||||

46 | Tues | Saving & Borrowing | Mr. Orr away AEAC | Simple Interest | Discussion | Introduction to simple interest. Students will review advantages and disadvantages of savings accounts, and borrowing money. | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

47 | Wed | Saving & Borrowing | Would You Rather Math: LEase or Buy | Compound Interest | Abe & Ben's Repair shop | Start with Abe and Ben's repair shop....Guide students through each screen. Use this to discuss the idea of exponential growth. Continue our work on simple interest | ||||||||||||||||||||

48 | Thurs | Saving & Borrowing | How much colour? | Compound Interest | Fry's Bank Account | Students guessed at the amount in Fry's account. We used the handout to determine the amount in his acount after each year for the first 5 years. Then turned to the Finance Solver on the TI nSpires to determine how much after 1000 years. | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

49 | Fri | 11 | Assemby | Assemby | ||||||||||||||||||||||

50 | Mon | 14 | Saving & Borrowing | Compound Interest | Patrick Peterson's Uncashed Cheque | Students work with the calculator to complete comound interest problems. | Dr.Evil's Demand | Handout | ||||||||||||||||||

51 | Tues | 15 | Saving & Borrowing | Compound Interest | If you were handed $500 today. How much would you have in your account when you are old? | Today we Explored what happens when we change the compounding frequency of an investment. The interest rate of the investment, and the length of the investment. | ||||||||||||||||||||

52 | Wed | 16 | Saving & Borrowing | Compound Interest | Finish the compound interest work and the budget work from monday | |||||||||||||||||||||

53 | Thurs | 17 | Saving & Borrowing | Bus Day | ||||||||||||||||||||||

54 | Fri | 18 | All Strands | Rocket Building Activity | Build a Rocket that will fly the furthest | Introduce students to the rocket building activity. Students will build rockets to compete in competitions. Exercises in the activity follow the rocket theme and will cover all strands. (2 weeks) | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

55 | Mon | 21 | All Strands | Rocket Building Activity | Where are we going? | |||||||||||||||||||||

56 | Tues | 22 | Transportation | Vehicle Choices | ||||||||||||||||||||||

57 | Wed | 23 | Transportation | Fuel Costs | ||||||||||||||||||||||

58 | Thurs | 24 | Budgets | Accommodations & Food | ||||||||||||||||||||||

59 | Fri | 25 | PD DAY | |||||||||||||||||||||||

60 | Mon | 28 | Getting Paid | Fly the Rockets!! | We flew rounds 1 and 2 of the rocket competition. | |||||||||||||||||||||

61 | Tues | 29 | Getting Paid | Ticket Sales Based on Flights | Fly rounds 3 and 4. Finish the winnings worksheet | |||||||||||||||||||||

62 | Wed | 30 | Getting Paid | Payroll | Based on the winnings complete the payroll activity. | |||||||||||||||||||||

63 | Thurs | 1 | Purchasing Power | Equipment & Summary | ||||||||||||||||||||||

64 | Fri | 2 | All Strands | Catch Up Day | ||||||||||||||||||||||

65 | Mon | 5 | Purchasing Power | Unit Rates | Sugar Sugar | As a class we went through the sugar sugar activity to use unit rates to help make decisions | ||||||||||||||||||||

66 | Tues | 6 | Purchasing Power | Unit Rates | Best Buy | Complete practice problems on unit rates | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

67 | Wed | 7 | Purchasing Power | Unit Rates | Best Buy | Continued the practice problems | ||||||||||||||||||||

68 | Thurs | 8 | Purchasing Power | Unit Rates & Discounts | Vroom Vroom | Students were challenged with the Vroom Vroom activity. We did not use scatterplots. They used their intuition and trial and error. Some students were given practice problems on determing discount prices. | Handout | |||||||||||||||||||

69 | Fri | 9 | Purchasing Power | All topics | Continued the practice problems. Some students had to fix up past work on rockets | |||||||||||||||||||||

70 | Mon | 12 | Bus Day - Snow | |||||||||||||||||||||||

71 | Tues | 13 | Assemby | Remaining students finished rocket sheets | ||||||||||||||||||||||

72 | Wed | 14 | Co-op Fair | Two Truths and a Lie | Create 3 statements for your own two truths and a lie | |||||||||||||||||||||

73 | Thurs | 15 | Transportation | Warm Up: Agree or Disagree: It is always better to lease a car vs buy a car. | Discussed leasing vs buying....we analyzed an old lease and completed practice problems totalling costs. | Handout | ||||||||||||||||||||

74 | Fri | 16 | Monopoly | |||||||||||||||||||||||

75 | Mon | 19 | Operating Costs for a car | |||||||||||||||||||||||

76 | Tues | 20 | Review of automobile costs | |||||||||||||||||||||||

77 | Wed | 21 | Review of automobile costs | |||||||||||||||||||||||

78 | Thurs | 22 | Review of automobile costs | |||||||||||||||||||||||

79 | Fri | 23 | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

80 | Mon | 9 | Foreign Currency | Exchange Rates | ||||||||||||||||||||||

81 | Tues | 10 | Foreign Currency | Exchange Rates | ||||||||||||||||||||||

82 | WEd | 11 | Foreign Currency | Exchange Rates | ||||||||||||||||||||||

83 | Thurs | 12 | Final Catch Up | |||||||||||||||||||||||

84 | Fri | 13 | Final catch up | |||||||||||||||||||||||

85 | Mon | 16 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

86 | Tues | 17 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

87 | WEd | 18 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

88 | Thurs | 19 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

89 | Fri | 20 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

90 | Mon | 23 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

91 | Tues | 24 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

92 | Wed | 25 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

93 | Thurs | 26 | Culminating Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||

94 | Fri | 27 | Exams |