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Grade 3: Math:  Pizza Day

Instructional Design: S. Muzichuk

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Collect first hand data, display the results in more than one way, and
interpret the data to make predictions.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
Students will understand that collecting, organizing, displaying, and analyzing data enables us to make predictions about population.

Essential Questions:
How does mathematics help us in organizing events?

Students will know and be able to:
-collect data, using measuring devices and printed/technology resources (SO1)
-display data, using rank ordering (SO2)
-display the same data in more than one way (SO3)
-make predictions and inferences when solving similar problems (SO4)
-obtain new information by performing arithmetic operations on the data (SO5)
-illustrate and explain fifths and tenths as part of a region or a set (SO13)

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Our school is having a school wide Pizza Day!  In order to make this day possible the Grade 3 class has been asked to organize the Pizza Day.  As a class you will have to organize, compile, and collect the money by grade level for the entire school.  Based on this information you have collected the class will have to submit the order to Panago Pizza.  After the Pizza Day the Grade 3 class will analyze and interpret the data which can help to plan future Pizza Days. You will be evaluated using the rubric provided.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Quizzes, tests, teacher observation

Self Assessment
Journal reflection
Oral discussion
Project evaluation

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
Before lab periods:
The Grade 3 class will brainstorm  a list of popular pizza toppings and within the class the students will collect data and rank it to find out  the 3 most popular pizzas.  Change the results into fractions (tenths) and  percents and predict if the overall order for the school Pizza Day will show similar results to what was found in our class.
A group of three Grade 3 students will design a school wide pizza order form from which the school population can select from the 3 which will be given to each student
in the school.  
Collect and organize forms and money into Grade levels.  
Students look at their class survey results. They make predictions on what the total school results might be and why.
They put the information on a tally chart (on computer).  Compile the school results onto one tally chart (in spreadsheet document).

Lab period 1: Students log in and copy the Chocolate survey sample spreadsheet in their personal folder. Have students enter and manipulate data. They will select rows, stretch a row, add the grade 9 data, delete, enter formula (totals), fill rows for other totals in the prepared sample.

Lab period 2: Using the same sample, students will continue manipulate data and learn how to select, copy and paste information in a separate spreadsheet. They will create several graphs.

Lab period 3: Students continue making graphs but finalize the information on the graph. Under LABELS: Title, and legend placement and name. AXES: Naming Axes, changing minimum and max. as well as step size. They make a graph for the grade 3  separately, then one with another grade of their choice with all three chocolate bars. Choose 2 grades and display the 3 chocolate bars on one graph.
Near the end of this period, the teacher could enter the info into the master ss for the class and place it in the assignment folder.

Lab period 4: (before recess) Students log in and copy the pizza survey ss in their personal folder.  They add formulas for totals. Add formulas to calculate how many pizzas.

Lab period 5: (after recess) Finish doing the formulas.

Lab period 6: Students open the graph assignment document. Students copy the information needed to display a graph with their grade data only. They paste the graph in the graph assignment document. They write their conclusions. (Questions 1 and 2)

Lab period 7: Students create a graph with another grade. They paste the graph in the graph assignment document. They write their conclusions. (Questions 3 and 4)

Lab period 8: Students choose two grades to compare and create a graph. (Questions 5 and 6)

Lab period 9: Students finish their graphs and draw conclusions. (If time, questions 7 and 8)

Serve the pizza to the students on Pizza Day.
Go over the data collected and have the students make predictions for future pizza days or pizza days for other schools

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)


AppleWorks 6  5.pctClick to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need AppleWorks 6 installed on your computer to view.

 Last Modified: 15 August,2005