Overview: The Instructional How-To Video will be done
using the Math Movie Minute model located on Apple.com. The project requires that students
create and solve a real-life math problem, then write step-by-step directions
for solving the problem. The
process will evolve from abstract math concepts, be organized for an essay,
transferred to a slide presentation, filmed as a movie, and posted to the
Internet as a video Podcast.
Standards: In the process, students will meet all six NETS as well as ELA
standard for writing 8.2.6
“Writing Technical Documents”.
In addidtion to technology and ELA standards, students are required to
match their math problem to one of their current math standards.
Technology: The technology tools to be utilized in this
- Microsoft Word
- Garage Band
- In a small group (3-5 students) analyze
your Math standards from the California Department of Education. Copy and paste the standards from
the website into a Word document.
Then highlight the standards that you have worked on this year in
- Using Inspiration, create a real-life math
problem and write the problem in the main idea bubble of the Inspiration
chart. Use the “notes”
function to record the standard(s) associated with the problem. Rapid fire three bubbles from your
main idea bubble. These
bubbles will represent your storyboard for solving the problem and
recording the solution. The
bubbles will be labeled “Materials”, “Procedures”, and “Formula” and
should be filled in with all of the necessary content.
- Create a 250+ word essay, describing in
detail, the nature of the math problem, what you will need to solve it,
how you will solve it, and how you plan to record your results. Spell checking, grammar checking, at
least one picture, and tracked revisions are required.
- Digitally photograph the materials
necessary to solve your math problem include the changes made after each
step of the procedure. Use PowerPoint to create a slide show to include:
written explanation of the problem; pictures of the materials; written
math problem, formula and solution; one slide for each step of the
procedure. The slide show
will follow the 6x6 rule and each slide will contain written text and at
least one picture.
- Explain and solve your math problem in 2-3
minutes. Use a video camera
to record each step of the process.
Assign a narrator,
camera person/director and two “actors” to star in your instructional
video. Edit the movie using
- Import your edited movie to GarageBand, create
a soundtrack, and put it on the web as a Podcast.