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Week 5 Making Activity

My group chose the math SOL that focuses on volume and how to measure it in irregular cubic figures.

A misconception would be measuring volume and area with the same formula because of their similarity. Area is the amount of space inside of an shape, while volume of a figure is the amount space displaced by it.

Content: The students will learn about SOL 5.8 which states the student will a) find perimeter, area, and volume in standard units of measure. 

Technology: For this lesson I will use a YouTube video where someone raps and sings about finding the volume. After the video, there will be a presentation on volume that explains the definition,how to find it, and examples. The students will also be able to use wooden blocks to practice measuring volume. Lastly, students will create their own irregular cubic figure on the 3D printing software, Tinkercad. Once they are done with creating their figures they will use Flip Grid, an interactive site that allows students to make their own videos. This will allow students to share their work virtually but also having a sense of creating their own “YouTube” video that was shown in class.

Pedagogy: The students will understand volume by being able to define what it is. They will have a chance to talk aloud and give examples of how volume can be used. For example, volume can be used with liquids that we drink but it is also important for shapes. The YouTube video will be shown first to make the lesson exciting and be used as an icebreaker. They will then have a chance to take notes and practice measuring volume. Once they have an understanding, the creating of their own irregular cubic figures will be a form of autonomy. It will be their own creations and then they will have to measure the volume of their shape. Once they have their measurements, they will be able to share with the class what they created by using Flip Grid,

TCK: The Youtube Video, wooden blocks, Tinkercad and Flip Grid would be used to explain and provide practice on how to find the volume on a irregular cubic figure. The technology will be used for great practice and future reference on the topic.

TPK: The technology is reinforced because students are able to create their own figures. They also will have a chance to show their class what they created. It will allow them to be more comfortable with volume and potentially teach others about it. This lesson is made to be fun and interactive.

PCK: The pedagogy is connected with content because students are learning how to find volume of a shapes, including irregular shapes. The use of different resources within the pedagogy will allow students to have diversity within their lesson.

Computer Technology Addressed:

C/T 3-5.1        Demonstrate an operational knowledge of various technologies.

  1.  Use various types of technology devices to perform learning tasks.
  •   Use a keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, touchpad, and other input devices to interact with a computer.
  •   Demonstrate the ability to perform a wide variety of basic tasks using technology, including saving, editing, printing, viewing, and graphing.

2.Communicate about technology with appropriate terminology.

Use basic technology vocabulary in daily practice.


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