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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Objectives:

  • Students practice using the Use-Modify-Create method to find solutions to problems.
  • Students implement and test a proposed solution to determine effectiveness.
  • Students modify a solution to improve a solution to a problem.

Subjects:

All Aspects

Language Arts > Communication > Group Work > All Aspects

Analyze, compare two or more solutions / Models

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Design Analysis / Systems Testing > Analyze, compare two or more solutions / Models

Communication 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Design Criteria

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Design Criteria

Design/ construct / evaluate models

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Design/ construct / evaluate models

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Investigate / Investigation > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Design Experiments > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Group Interaction > Engineering

Experimentation

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Experimentation

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure

Methods/Steps/Strategies

Mathematics > Process Standards > Problem Solving > Methods/Steps/Strategies

Models and Simulations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Models and Simulations 

Modify / Redesign / Maintain

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Modify / Redesign / Maintain

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Prototype

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Model Construction > Prototype

To Perform Some Task

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Model Construction > To Perform Some Task
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.3.d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
S.4.c Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
S.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.6.c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
S.7.c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
2-DA-09 Refine computational models based on the data they have generated. (P5.3, P4.4)
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.3a Note: Students' narrative skills continue to grow in these grades. The Standards require that students be able to incorporate narrative elements effectively into arguments and informative/explanatory texts. In science and technical subjects, students must be able to write precise enough descriptions of the step-by-step procedures they use in their investigations or technical work that others can replicate them and (possibly) reach the same results.
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