Title

The Port Lesson: Grade 5 Mathematics Modeling for a Local Context

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-6497-5.ch008

ISBN

9781466664975

Abstract

The authors present a grade 5 mathematics lesson that resulted from a grant-funded teacher professional development experience, which promoted inquiry learning approaches such as problem-based, project-based, place-based learning, and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. A local industry was incorporated into the lesson to provide a real-world context. Design decisions and a description of how technology was utilized in the lesson are provided. Reflections from the teachers delivering the lesson and recommendations for adaptations for other contexts are included.