## 27 JanMath Attitude Survey: AMPED Fall 2015

During the first week of fall 2015 courses at Loveland High School, students enrolled in the Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship, and Design (AMPED) course took a pre-survey to measure their attitudes toward math. At the end of the fall 2015 semester, AMPED students...

## 21 JanLaying Out a Circle

Old time carpenters were able to use framing squares to do amazing design work.  They were able to draw perfect circles with a framing square without using the center point of a circle. Challenge:  Draw a 6 inch diameter circle on a piece of OSB using...

## 01 DecMarking Angles Using a Speed Square

The process for marking an angle using a speed square is shown below. Swing the square until you read the desired angle (33-1/2 degree) on the board's edge (photo top left), and make your mark. The line shown being marked (with pencil) is a 33-1/2 degree angle. Math...

## 30 NovHow to Get Students to Own Their Manufacturing Process In the Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design (AMPED)

Getting students to take pride in their workmanship is hard to do but critical to the success of the AMPED program. I am sure as a teacher, you have had a similar concern. We will share some quick bullet points of our experience in hopes...

## 29 SepSiding Decision

Goal:  You are to make a recommendation on the type of fiber cement lap siding to be used. Should it be prefinished (already painted) or should you recommend unfinished fiber cement lap siding? It will need to be painted if you use unfinished cement lap...

## 29 SepProcessing: The Key to a Successful Activity

Recently we have heard from several teachers that the processing of activities can be difficult. Although this may be true, we believe it is vital to student learning and any teacher can be successful in guiding students to the correct outcome. Asking students the correct...

## 12 AprTrajectory Launcher

Goal From your experience in wood fabrication and quadratics, develop an original product that has the ability to launch ping pong balls to hit targets at various ranges and heights using a parabolic curve Math Standards A.CED Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. F.IF Interpret functions that...

## 11 AprDo I Have To Build A House? Geometry in Construction’s Most Asked Question

The short answer is NO. Building of a house was a vision we set for our program but it does not define Geometry in Construction. [caption id="attachment_6968" align="alignright" width="263"] Outdoor Kitchen[/caption] The requirements of an effective capstone project are: The project must be of interest to students. As...

## 02 FebPennies

Not what you think. We are talking about a measure of the size of nails that uses the symbol, d. Why is it called “penny”? In England before the year 1488, the nail size was the price in pennies of 100 nails of that size. For...

## 08 DecCommon Questions We Are Asked

Visitors to Geometry in Construction at Loveland High School have been numerous.  Each group comes with many questions on how Geometry in Construction will look at their high school.  These same questions are often asked as we make presentations at conferences.  So, we thought it...