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Author:Ann-Marie Sturdivant
System: Shelby County
School: Shelby County High School
Lesson Plan ID: 9912
Title: Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part 2
Working in groups of 4-5 students will use the information, pictures, diagrams, and narratives created in Part 1 to develop a brochure. The brochure will consist of guidelines for handicap accessible ramps, sample calculations and contact information. It must be suitable for distribution at city hall.
Content Standard(s):
TC2(K-2) 7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
TC2(6-8) 6. Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.
TC2(6-8) 8. Identify safe uses of social networking and electronic communication.
TC2(6-8) 11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.
TC2(6-8) 12. Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
TC2(9-12) Computer Applications6. Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including image, video, and audio editing.
TC2(9-12) Computer Applications9. Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content.
TC2(9-12) Computer Applications12. Use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content.
Local/National Standards: NCTM Standards

The student will organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication.

The student will use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

The student will apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Primary Learning Objective(s): 1. Explain how to calculate angle of elevation.

2. Explain how to find the volume of a triangular prism (ramp).

3. Create a descriptive brochure with a narrative, calculations, graphics, and photos.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
Calculations from Part I of "Ramp for Handicap Accessibility"

Technology Resources Needed:
Microsoft Publisher or other publishing software

Digital Camera

AlphaSmarts, Palms, or other handheld devices

Microsoft Word or other word processing software

Completion of activities in Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part I
1.)The group must research on the internet (or other appropriate source) the federal guidelines for handicap accessible entrances. The location of this information must be included in the brochure.

2.)The group must develop a set of guidelines for handicap entrances that meet the federal requirements and are based on the data gathered in the "Building a Ramp" project.

3.)The group will create a brochure in Microsoft FrontPage that includes digital photos or graphics, a company logo, sample mathematical calculations, a response form, and a narrative. The response form must address the completeness of the information presented in the brochure. Contact information in case further help is needed must also be included in the brochure.

4.)The group must have the brochure reviewed by the teacher prior to final submission.

5.)The entire group works to correct the brochure and submit for evaluation.

Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. Brochure Project.doc
Brochure Rubric.doc
Assessment Strategies:
Project will be graded using a rubric.

A test may be given on the basic elements of Microsoft Publisher.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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