## 08 DecLandscape Irrigation: Circles Upon Circles

Goal: Position 3 sprinkler heads in a 12 feet by 18 feet rectangular lawn to optimize water coverage but to minimize water waste. Watering an area twice is considered waste but watering the street or non-lawn areas is worse. The sprinkler heads are manufactured for...

## 20 OctNailing Pattern: How much do you need?

CTE Goal: Have students understand nailing patterns and the requirements. Students will learn the quantities of fasteners needed for different portions of the home building process. Math Goal: Students will calculate rates (slopes), equations of lines, and graph the equations. Discussion points include finite and continuous, real life...

## 20 OctAMPED: Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship & Design

Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going. In August the inaugural AMPED class started at our high school. We have 132 students in 3 sections learning their Algebra thru the lens of Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design. Why a new class: There are many reasons....

## 26 MarMixture: Using the Real World Method to Solve

Math Standards: A.CED.2; A.CED.3; A.REI.11 CTE Standards:  FPP.03.01; FPP.04.01; FPP.04.03 Teacher Note:  The interest in this problem is the use of the Pearson Square method to solve.  It is the commonly taught solution method in Agriculture classes at the college level.  It is interesting that most math...

## 26 MarAMPED for STEM

That is how we feel.  Finally, after several years of dreaming, we are launching the prequel of Geometry in Construction, a STEM class called AMPED.   AMPED stands for Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design.  The class will be piloted this fall (2014-15) at...

## 26 JanShortcuts, Do They Work?

Mathematical Practice Standards:  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Aaron needs to rip (cut length wise) a 2 x 10 into 3 equal strips.  He does not like working with the ugly number that is the width of the 2 x 10,...

## 25 JanTime to Recruit

It is that time of year for students to begin the registration process for the 2014-15 school year.   Also, it is time for teachers to begin their campaign to tell students what unique skills can be gained by signing up for their classes.  Geometry in Construction is...

## 04 DecWhat do cantilevers and pulling nails have in common?

Math Standard: A.CED.1 Create equations in one variable and use them to solve problems. G.CO.2 Represent transformations. CTE Standard:             Students will understand how levers and fulcrums are used in construction. Teacher Notes/Materials Needed: Ruler, cups, fulcrum, fun size candy bars, 2 x 10 x 10, CTE Situation (opener): What principle is involved in deciding...

## 04 DecRoseville High School Geometry in Construction Partners with Acres of Hope

High School Geometry Students Build Park Model Trailers for Mothers and Children in Need.  Students Built Cottage at Acres of Hope in Auburn, CA. Students enrolled in the Roseville High School 2012-2013 Geometry in Construction Program had a little extra incentive to build their project to...

## 13 SepWe Demand (and Supply) Candy

Math Standard: Label ordered pairs, finding domain and range, writing inequalities Solve polynomial systems by graphing CTE Standard: Define business related terms:  demand (elastic), supply, equilibrium point; Create an Excel chart from table data; Graph a set of points on Excel – labeling via a text box; Change the axis...