Application No. _______________
TEACHER INCENTIVE TECHNOLOGY GRANTS APPLICATION PCHS –2002
GRANT CONTACT ___Beth
Glover___
OTHER TEACHER COAPPLICATIONS __________________________
DEPARTMENT ____Mathematics____ GRADE/SUBJECT___912____
ROOM NUMBER____P17______
AMOUINT OF PERIPHERAL FUNDS REQUESTED __________________
AMOUNT OF SOFTWARE FUNDS REQUESTED ____________________
TEACHER’S SIGNATURE ________________________________________
Use the following headings in your application. Type or print clearly.
I. SUMMARY – SUMMARIZE WHAT YOU INTEND TO PURCHASE AND
ITS EDUCATIONAL RELEVANCE.
II. ACTIVITIES – EXPLAIN THE ACTIVITIES YOU WILL DO USING THIS TECHNOLOGY.
III. BUDGET – DTAIL YOUR BUDGET. ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO RECEIVE A GRANT PURCHASE ORDERS WILL BE REQUESTED FOR TEACH ITEM.
I. SUMMARY
According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics “Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics” calculators and computers are essential tools
for teaching, learning, and doing mathematics.
They can support investigation by students in every area of
mathematics. When technological tools
are available, students can focus on decisionmaking, reflection, reasoning,
and problem solving. I believe students
can learn more mathematics more deeply with appropriate use of technology. The TI34II Math Explorer Plus provides
enough power for most highlevel math and science needs. I plan on purchasing the TI34II Math Explorer Plus Calculator
Classroom Set.
The calculators will be available for students to use on a daily basis. I have also included
with this grant one days lesson plan.
SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
MA.A.1.4.4 understand that numbers can be represented in a variety of
equivalent forms, including integers, fractions, decimals, percents, scientific
notation, exponents, radicals, absolute value, and logarithms.
MA.A.3.4.1 understand and explain the effects of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on real numbers, including square roots, exponents, and appropriate inverse relationships.
MA.A.3.4.3 add, subtract, multiply, and divide real numbers, including square roots and exponents, using appropriate methods of computing, such as mental mathematics, paper and pencil, and calculator.
Lesson Description



This lesson incorporates the use of the TIExplorer Calculators to reteach and reinforce operations with fraction/mixed number concepts using technology.
Class set of TI34II Math Explorer Calculator Plus
Overhead TIExplorer Calculator for Teacher Demo (I will purchase)
THE HERSHEY'S MILK CHOCOLATE FRACTION BOOK By Jerry Pallotta and Rob Bolster
(Already Purchased)
Regular size Hershey's milk chocolate bars
School Library Computers
Fraction Activity Sheet
Classroom Fraction/Number Line
Selected pages from your current textbook/worksheets with fraction computation
type problems for extra practice with the calculator
Prior Knowledge: Students should have a firm understanding of fraction/decimal
concepts and be able to do paper and pencil computations for operations
(addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with fractions/mixed
numbers/decimals as well have had concrete experiences with fractions/decimals
using various manipulatives such as baseten blocks, fraction bars, fraction
circles, pattern blocks, etc.
Activating Knowledge:
1. Pass out Hershey's milk chocolate bars and put students into pairs as you
read and share and act out the problems from the children's book.
2. Begin reading the book, THE HERSHEY'SMILK CHOCOLATE FRACTION BOOK By Jerry
Pallotta and Rob Bolster.
3. Allow students to act out the fraction problems in pairs as you read the
book page by page. Be sure to allow enough time for the students to do each
event on each page prior to moving on. They can share the candy bars.
4. Review the appropriate vocabulary related to fractions like: numerator,
denominator, whole numbers, fractional part, etc. Pose the questions from the
book and look for reasonable responses. Use the Fraction/number line to refer
to fractions between whole numbers and their placement on the number line.
Gaining Knowledge:
5. Remind students that today's lesson is to reinforce operations with
fractions but that they will be learning how to use the TIExplorer fraction
calculator to do the operations. Use the overhead TIExplorer Calculator to
introduce and also review each of the keys on the calculator. Do a sample
problem for them using the overhead calculator.
6. Place students in pairs to work on the following Fraction Calculator
Activity/Tutorial Worksheet
Using Knowledge:
7. Students will apply their new knowledge by doing the above word problems
using the TIExplorer calculator. The teacher may also choose a worksheet or a
textbook page with actual fraction problems for students to apply their new
understanding and skills of using the calculator to do operations with
fractions/mixed numbers.
Formatively assess students through:
Question and Answer through reading the book, THE HERSHEY'SMILK CHOCOLATE
FRACTION BOOK By Jerry Pallotta and Rob Bolster
Fraction Calculator Tutorial Activity Worksheet
FCAT type word problem with response within activity sheet (J)
Observation while working with candy bars and calculators
TI34II Math Explorer Plus Calculator Classroom Set  $478.50