Prepare a lesson plan or unit for use in your classroom, based on one of the projects of the month or some similar, approved, project. Provide copies for your classmates and be prepared to discuss your project in class.
Grading: The final project will be graded on a scale of 0 to 30 based on the following criteria.
While you are welcome to use any format you like to present your lesson plan, it is expected that you will include the following information. Depending on the scope of your lesson you may include more or less detail. (You are not expected to turn in more than 15 pages of materials. If your project spans a month of lessons, you are permitted to summarize lectures and provide a few sample handouts.)
- Promptness -- I will subtract one point for each day late unless special arrangements are made in advance.
- Content -- The mathematics presented in a lesson plan should be correct and complete; the overview of the lesson should contain complete instructions and an explanation of the objectives of the lesson. The mathematics presented should be appropriate for a middle- or high-school class and should fill at least one class period total.
- Neatness/Clarity -- Would a teacher with similar students and the same syllabus be able to take your lesson plan and use it in their classroom as-is? All text (except possibly equations and graphs) should probably be typewritten.
- Objectives of the lesson
- List of materials and handouts
- Prerequisites or expected student background
- Timetable or schedule of activities in the classroom
- Sample text for any lecture or review in the lesson
- Copies of handouts and quizzes
- Proposed method of assessment