# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part 2

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 Author: Ann-Marie Sturdivant System: Shelby County School: Shelby County High School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 9912 Title: Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part 2 Overview/Annotation: 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.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):

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.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: Greater than 120 Minutes Materials and Resources: Calculations from Part I of "Ramp for Handicap Accessibility" Technology Resources Needed: Microsoft Publisher or other publishing softwareDigital CameraAlphaSmarts, Palms, or other handheld devicesMicrosoft Word or other word processing software Background/Preparation: Completion of activities in Ramp for Handicap Accessibility - Part I
Procedures/Activities:
 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.

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Assessment
 Assessment Strategies Project will be graded using a rubric.A test may be given on the basic elements of Microsoft Publisher.
 Acceleration: Intervention:

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.

 Presentation of Material Environment Time Demands Materials Attention Using Groups and Peers Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.