Project 1: Problem Solvers On-Line
The purpose of this project is to have students participate in Mathematics problem solving by using the Internet. Eight students from the Mathematics enrichment class in Grade 6 from Deer Lake Pentecostal School will develop their own story problems and post them on their individual Internet home pages. These story problems will be accessed by Mathematics enrichment students from St. Stephen's Elementary, Stephenville. Solutions will be developed and then submitted to students at Deer Lake via e-mail. Feedback will then be provided by the Deer Lake students for the various solutions that are submitted.
Students at Deer Lake Pentecostal School will also be able to access story problems on the St. Stephen's Elementary home page and submit their solutions via e-mail as well.
Students who participate in this project will not only develop problem-solving skills, but will also acquire an understanding of how everyday problems require Mathematics. Further, a different perspective in the problem-solving process is developed, in that, not only does the student solve problems, but also he/she creates them. This process will undoubtedly aid the student in developing a better understanding of the problem-solving process.
Therefore students will:
A major theme in the area of computer technology is that of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and how these skills are developed using technology. It is hoped that students will understand that technology is essential in solving everyday problems that are encountered. Further, students must realize that they are able to manipulate technology in order to meet the goals that they set. Since students will be creating home pages, sending/receiving e-mail, uploading/downloading files, saving/retrieving files, etc., they will expose themselves to invaluable computer concepts that can be used in the problem-solving process.
Outcomes for Technology Education
While participating in this project, students will:
At this present time, Deer Lake Pentecostal School has limited access to on-line resources. With eight students participating in the project from this school, it would be very difficult to provide these students with suitable accessibility. Therefore, Internet access throughout the school would be essential if this project is to be a success.
Other resources will also be used during the duration of this project. These are:
Evaluation during this project will be ongoing throughout the school year. Students will be expected to: