This is common place for all participating teachers to post your ideas and thoughts for lessons which will engage students in discovering math in their world.

Please feel free to add any ideas that you have on this page!

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Some ideas for how to get started with this project:

Prior to Lesson 1:

  • Distribute and collect signed permission slips.
  • Place all of your students / groups on the the Students and Partners page, linking them to their own wiki page.
  • Make a decision about the geometry concepts you will ask the students to us in their drawings.
  • Review the collaborative drawing tools available and select the one that your students will use.
  • Contact the teacher of your partner class. Discuss the geometry concepts your classes will address and the tools students will use to create their collaborative drawings.
  • Plan with the teacher of your partner class if you would like students to talk with each other using Skype, videoconferencing or other VOIP tools.

Lesson 1: Introduce project. Provide students with their wikispaces UserName and Password. Set classroom learning expectations for the project and review the final Assessmentwith students.

Lesson 2: Talk about online safety and appropriate collaborative and peer response behavior - so that when they do respond to their partner, they do it well.

Lesson 3: Demonstrate how to navigate through Wikispaces and edit in wikispaces.

Lesson 4: Introduce Math Connections partners, write an "about me" page

Lesson 5: Have students brainstorm a list of ideas they could use in their drawing and list their ideas on their wiki page.

Lesson 6 - 7: Demonstrate how to use the Drawing Tool of your choice to create their collaborative drawing. Show students how to upload their drawings to their wiki page.

Lesson 8: View partner Drawing. Demonstrate using the Discussion Tab to provide Peer Feedback. Select one drawing and model how to respond using the 3-2-1 Feedback Technique.

Lesson 9-10: Continue with Rounds 2 and 3 of Collaborative Drawing and Peer Feedback.

Lesson 11: Review the final Assessment with students and have them record in audio or written format their reflections on their learning and work throughout the project.

Lesson 12: Congratulations