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2011 TEACHING FELLOW USES WEATHER PATTERNS TO TEACH EARTH MATH

2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow Sheila Orr teaches integrated Earth Math (Earth Science & Algebra 1). To encourage a deeper level of engagement and integration in the unit on severe weather and writing linear equations, she asked her students to make public service announcements (PSA) to be aired on the school’s closed television system. Each student picked a specific type of severe weather and produced a PSA to teach viewers important information, such as how the severe weather type impacts the community and how to stay safe during instances of severe weather. To bring in the mathematical modeling piece, Sheila’s students used high and low pressure data to write an equation that would predict when severe weather could strike in their area.

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