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Math - Mobilize ONESTOP

This wiki provides a single page with a step-by-step process (and all necessary links) required to participate in the Mobilize unit. All materials you'll need to implement the Mobilize Math curriculum can be found at Mobilize Curriculum Directory. The link will take you to the general directory for all Mobilize curricula. Just click on the folder marked “MZ Curriculum_Math” to find current versions of the Mobilize Math Unit, PowerPoints, Student Handouts, and Additional Teacher Resources.

All URLs related to the Mobilize tools and applications are listed on https://wiki.mobilizingcs.org/urls.

  • Teachers implementing in multiple class periods should select ONE class period as their “evaluation class” or class that completes consents and questionnaires. Please try to select a “typical class” (i.e., not honors class), preferably Alg. 1.
  • Please give students the Mobilize Consent Form Packet (student consent form - Blue, parent consent form - Yellow or Green) to complete. The consent forms are needed to help us measure and improve the effectiveness of the Mobilize units. Bring back completed forms to the September PD (It is OK to bring in any additional signed forms to the October PD).
  • Upon returning the consent forms, please provide the CRESST team with a copy of your roster so that they can track which students did/did not sign consents.
  • We need to have copies of both the student and parent consent form for a particular student to include him/her in our study.
  • Please feel free to contact us at support@mobilizingcs.org with any questions or concerns.
  • THANK YOU!

Consent Forms: Consent forms for the 2015-16 academic year can be found in the Mobilize Curriculum Directory at Mobilize Curriculum Directory. Just click on the folder marked “Consent Forms” to find current versions of Teacher, Student, and Parent consent forms. Parent consent forms are available in English and Spanish.

Step 2 (Week+ before starting unit) - Check software; Create classes and accounts

Step 3 (Day 0) - Students Take the "Pre-Q"

  • Teachers administer the student pre-questionnaire (or “Pre-Q”) BEFORE beginning the unit. You will receive a packet of pre-questionnaires and administration directions at the August 29th training.
  • The Pre-Q includes a series of algebra and data-related tasks and should take approximately 45 minutes (1 class period including directions, passing out Pre-Q's, etc.) to complete.
  • Teachers will also be asked to complete a short pre-survey before starting the unit. You will receive a link via email.
  • Contact Debbie La Torre Matrundola at 310.206.1385 or support@mobilizingcs.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Target Story When your students have completed the “Pre-Q” you will have time to present the Target Story; a brief video discussing data collection practices by large corporations. (Time: 4.5 minutes) When the video ends, ask students, “How did Target know she was pregnant?” Discuss first as teams and have each team share out.

Watch the video HERE.

Download the video HERE.

Step 4 (Day 1) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 1: Life with Big Data

Objective: Students reflect on what are data, how it is collected and used. Students are introduced to the unit question: How do data affect me now and in the future?

Common Core State Standards & Mathematical Practices:

MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively

Lesson 1 Resources & Materials

  • Download the Lesson 1 PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Watch Target Story Video: HERE.
  • Student HO1 The Data Four-Fold Organizer
  • Student HO2 Data Diary Project
  • Student Math Journal
  • Chart size copy of the Four-Fold Organizer

Step 5 (Day 2) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 2: Forming Conjectures

Objective: Students will learn to form questions and make predictions about data. They will make predictions that can be phrased as “I predict that…” and be able to identify types of data and variables present.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ2 - Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
NQ3 - Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.
MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Lesson 2 Resources & Materials

  • Download the Lesson 2 PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Student Math Journal
  • Data Diary Project (from Lesson 1)
  • Student HO1 Set the Scene Activity - Snack Times

Step 6 (Day 3) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 3: Statistical Questions & the Data Cycle

Objective: Students formalize statistical questions and understand the flow of the Data Cycle. Students upload and use the Mobilize Snack Campaign to collect data about their personal snack consumption. *Note to teacher: try to schedule this lesson for a Friday or day before a weekend so that students can collect data over multiple days.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ1 - Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
NQ2 - Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
NQ3 - Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities
MP6 - Attend to precision.
MP7 - Look for and make use of structure.

Lesson 3 Resources & Materials

  • Download Lesson 3 PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Student data collection devices: Cell Phones, iPads, iPods, or tablets
  • Student Math Journals
  • Chart Poster for Students: Team Chart – Statistical Questions and Predictions
  • Student HO1 Mobilize App Instruction Sheet

Step 7 (Day 4-5) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 4: Data Generated Expressions and Equations

Objective: Day 1 - Students continue to collect data, create standards for having productive discussions regarding collected data (non-attacking), and begin to explore the dashboard to introduce writing expressions and equations from data. Day 2 - Students create expressions and equations to better quantify their data and give values to their predictions and questions.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

A-SSE1 Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context
A-CED1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems in and out of context, including equations arising from linear functions.
MP1 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
MP5 - Use appropriate tools strategically.

Lesson 4 Resources & Materials Day 4

  • Download PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Student Math Journal (all notes/ summaries)
  • Student HO1 :Dashboard Donut Plot Exploration Handout
  • Student Predictions Charts (Information recorded during Lesson 2)
  • Team Charts - Statistical Questions and Prediction (from Lesson 3)

Day 5

  • Dashboard Donut Plot Exploration Handout (from Lesson 4 Day 1)
  • Student Statistical Questions and Predictions (from Lesson 3)
  • Team Charts - Statistical Questions and Predictions (from Lesson 3)
  • Student HO1 Mobilize Snack Dashboard Exploration

Step 8 (Day 6) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 5: Categorical versus Quantitative Data

The campaign has now ended and students should no longer be collecting data. Objective: Students use the dashboard to analyze personal and class data. Students identify expressions and equations that represent their data, develop research questions and explore evidence to support their claims.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ1 - Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
ACED1 - Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems in and out of context, including equations arising from linear functions.
MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Lesson 5 Resources

  • Download PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Computers for students
  • Mobilize Dashboard URL and Student Login Information
  • Mobilize Snack Dashboard Exploration Handout (from Lesson 4)
  • Student Math Journal

Step 9 (Day 7) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 6: Predictions and Relationships

Objective: Students research articles to better understand what data are necessary to revise predictions and find relationships between variables.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
MP5 - Use appropriate tools strategically.

Lesson 6 Resources

  • Download Lesson 6 PowerPoint presentation (additional resources)
  • Student HO1 - Nutrition Information Handout
  • Student HOs 2-5
    • Handout 2 - Toolkit 1: Powerful Plants
    • Handout 3 - Toolkit 2: Whole Grains
    • Handout 4a - Toolkit 3: Plant Proteins
    • Handout 4b - Swapping Lunchbox Sweets
    • Handout 5 - Toolkit 6: Taste a Rainbow
  • Student Math Journals

Step 10 (Day 8-10) - Implement Unit 1 - Lesson 7: Supporting Claims with Mathematical Evidence

Objective: Students create a final project that utilizes the data cycle and as a result they will display the data and mathematical evidence needed for analyzing and supporting their claims. Then, finally, they will interpret their data in order to revise their statistical questions to develop a new campaign to collect data on the nutrition of their snacks.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

A-SSE1 Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context
A-CED1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems in and out of context, including equations arising from linear functions.
MP4 - Model with mathematics.
**The following standards can be assessed as an extension for more of a challenge to students:
A-CED2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.
A-CED10 Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line).

Lesson 6 Resources

  • Computers for students
  • Student HO1 - Data Cycle Information Handout
  • Student HO2 - Data Cycle Diagram Handout
  • Student HO3 - Oral Presentation Evaluation Form
  • Student HO4 - Peer Evaluation Rubric
  • Posters for each team for a team presentation
  • Student Math Journal

- Please Upload the Final Projects to the Web Front End

  • Please take a picture of all Students posters.
  • Follow the instructions in Step 10 to upload the pictures.

Step 10 (Post Lessons) - Upload students' projects

  • Login to the Mobilize web frontend at https://lausd.mobilizingcs.org/web, then click on the “Document” tab to upload students projects:
    • Click “Upload Documents”
    • Click “Choose File” and select the file from your local system
    • Click “Add Classes” and select one of your classes
    • Click “save” to finish upload.

Step 11 (Post Lessons) - Nutrition Campaign

Students will now download the Nutrition Campaign that has been developed to align with the ideas they generated during Lesson 7 while designing a new campaign. Have students download the campaign and collect data for several weeks, until the start of the Mobilize Math Unit 2.

  • Watch Mobilize tutorials on data collection.
  • Navigate the Mobilize data collection app and practice using the app.
  • Discuss research question, photo ethics and student safety related to phone/device use.
  • Note: Visit http://wiki.mobilizingcs.org/home for Mobilize technology description, as well as, online and video tutorials.

Step 12 (Day 1-2) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 1: Data Visualizations

Objective: DAY 1 - Students reflect on the data visualizations from Unit 1 and draw conclusions about single-variant data and multi-variant data. Students will gain insights into the world’s view of ‘Big Data.’ DAY 2 - Students will manually collect their height data and for others in their circle, to interpret trends in data.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

F-IF7 Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.
MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Lesson 1 Resources & Materials DAY 1

  • LCD Projector
  • Student Handout 1: Campaign Creation Graphic Organizer
  • Student Handout 2: Data Visualization Graphic Organizer
  • Student Handout 3: Plot Analysis Guide - can be found in Unit 1 Teacher Resources
  • Student Handout 4 (Homework): Family Data Collection Chart
  • Student Math Journal: All notes, individual journaling and summaries should be kept in one notebook.

DAY 2

  • LCD Projector
  • Student Handout 5: Data Visualization Partner Cards
  • Data Visualization Handouts (8 with discussion questions) - can be found in Teacher Resources
  • Student Handout 4 (Homework from Day 1): Family Data Collection Chart
  • Student Math Journals

Step 13 (Day 3) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 2: Analyzing Visualizations

Objective: Students will analyze height data that they collect on themselves and on members of their families and learn how to determine if there is a relationship between two variables: age and height. Students will identify features of a scatterplot to gain an understanding that for data collected on real-life events, variability makes it more difficult to see patterns clearly.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

F-IF4 For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.
MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
MP6 - Attend to precision.

Lesson 2 Resources & Materials

  • Friends & Family Graph (from lesson 1)
  • Student Handouts 1-3: Analyzing Scatter Plots
  • Student Math Journal
  • Student Handout 4: CDC Growth Reference Data for boys, ages 2-20
  • Student Handout 5: CDC Growth Reference Data for girls, ages 2-20

Step 14 (Day 4) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 3: Rate of Change in the World of Data

Objective: Using CDC, this lesson presents students with an opportunity to explore and gain a deeper understanding of rate of change, and the role it plays in interpreting graphs and understanding data. “What does the rate of change tell us about the relationship between two variables?”

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

F-IF1 Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions.
 a. Prove that linear functions grow by equal differences over equal intervals.
 b. Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another.
MP1 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Lesson 3 Resources & Materials

  • CDC Growth Reference Data for boys, ages 2-20 (Student Handout 4 from Lesson 2)
  • CDC Growth Reference Data for girls, ages 2-20 (Student Handout 5 from Lesson 2)
  • Student Handout 1: Compare Contrast Charts
  • Student Handout 2: Language Organizer (Optional)
  • Student Handout 3: Growth Rate Data Chart
  • Analyzing Scatter Plots Handout (Student Handout 1 from Lesson 2)

Step 15 (Day 5) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 4: Trend Lines and Their Implications

Objective: Students upload and use the Mobilize Height Campaign to collect data about their height and arm span to analyze the association of these two data sets. Students will investigate the idea of Leonardo's drawings of the Vitruvian Man.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ

Lesson 4 Resources & Materials

  • LCD Projector
  • Measuring instruments: 6-8 measuring tapes and yarn
  • Student Data Collection Devices: Cell Phones, iPads, or iPods
  • Student Handout 1: Height and Arm Span Data Chart and graph
  • Package of spaghetti for finding trend lines.
  • Student Math Journal

Step 16 (Day 6) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 5: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Objective: Students will gain more experience using the Plot App and the Dashboard to analyze and interpret data. They will explore and question their perception of a healthy snack using the nutrition facts in their data.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ

Lesson 5 Resources & Materials

  • LCD Projector
  • Student Handout 1: Data Exploration (PlotApp)
  • Student Math Journal

Step 17 (Day 7) - Implement Unit 2 - Lesson 6: Interpreting Data Using Equations

Objective: Students will interpret graphical representations of health data, analyze graphical patterns, draw conclusions, and generate arguments regarding the observed patterns.

Common Core Standards & Mathematical Practices:

NQ

Lesson 6 Resources & Materials

  • LCD Projector
  • Student Handout 1: Analyzing the Patterns in Data
  • Student Math Journal
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