# RAWAD: TPACK Project

by Rawad 80
# 1. 3 - Technology

## 1.1. Mind map

### 1.1.1. A mind map will be displayed through www.mindmeister.com

## 1.2. Students will be introduced to the Highlight and Comment options in Word

## 1.3. Students will asked to make a small mind map design on the EASE strategy

## 1.4. An edublog site will be provided for parents, where they can comment and suggest new ideas for the lesson.

## 1.5. I will embed an example what student should be doing in a word document as well as the concept map of the strategy

# 2. 4 - Pedagogy

## 2.1. Teacher will show students a free min map to explain the different steps of the strategy

### 2.1.1. Word problem ( EASE )

2.1.1.1. E = Exploration

2.1.1.1.1. Highlighting the given Numbers

2.1.1.1.2. Highlight the Mathematical Words ( sum, difference , Twice, Triple....)

2.1.1.1.3. Highlight the main question in the problem with a different color

2.1.1.2. A = Analyze

2.1.1.2.1. Insert comments on each highlight for further explanation

2.1.1.2.2. Where can each of the highlighted can be used to solve the problem

2.1.1.2.3. Writting a plan next to the question on how to attempt to solve the problem

2.1.1.3. S = Solve

2.1.1.3.1. Start by solving what need to be calculated before the final answer (multi-step problems)

2.1.1.3.2. Solve the final answers

2.1.1.4. E = Evaluate

2.1.1.4.1. Check for the validity of the final answer

2.1.1.4.2. Check if the final answer is near your expected answer

## 2.2. Students will research on how to insert comments in Microsoft Word

## 2.3. After Highlighting and commenting, students will have to use Mindmeister to draw a map about each step in EASE strategy

# 3. 1 - Content

## 3.1. We look at the structure of a Problem Solving Method technique from the viewpoint of how it can help students analyze and understand word problems and be able to solve

## 3.2. We will learn how by solving a word problem in an animated and colorful method and check if it is better then a hard copy written document

## 3.3. The lesson gives very concrete methods to use to create an effective learning experience for the audience.

# 4. 5 - Interrelatedness

## 4.1. By using word, and mindmeister, students will be able to solve all types of word problem through a systematic way

## 4.2. The pedagogy

### 4.2.1. Students research how to use highlighting and inserting the comments will help them in exploring more powerful options in Word

### 4.2.2. Students wil have to create an account on mindmeister, and draw a map for their problem, and submit it as part of assessment

## 4.3. After mastering the the use of EASE, students will be able to solve word problems mentally and in an easier way in later stages in their school years

# 5. 2 - Context

## 5.1. The project was designed to teach the problem solving method needed to analyze and solve several types of word problems: one step, two step, and multi step structure.

### 5.1.1. The method will be called the EASE strategy and will help students will be able to solve their problem in a structured way in terms of content and that will put the project into a meaningful context.

## 5.2. It is designed for middle as well as high-school Math students at any level of experience. I know for sure that my students have either a computer or a laptop at home.

## 5.3. Students will research how to Highlight in Microsoft Word

## 5.4. The lesson will also give teachers and students the ability to explore advanced options in word, and how to visually structure and present data.

## 5.5. The parents can also have a look at the mind map created for the strategy, where they will be able to help their kids through it.

## 5.6. Parents have the right to comment on my edublog site, for feedback on the lesson.