Project Films

First and Second Lessons

First Lesson
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 1 Hr, 1 Min, 29 Sec
Grade level: 3-7
Description: Introduction of the concepts of variables, open sentences, signed numbers, and Cartesian coordinates.
Second Lesson
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 1 Hr, 6 Min, 33 Sec
Grade level: 3-7
Description: This lesson is with the same students as the First Lesson, but one day later. The mathematical content is open sentences, identities, and linear graphs.

In-Service Excerpts

Positive and Negative Numbers Demonstrated with Pebbles in a Bag
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 7 Min, 33 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 1, excerpt 1, agenda item 3
In-Service course 1, session 1, excerpt 5, agenda item 10, 11, 12
The Number Line
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 3 Min, 47 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 1, excerpt 2, agenda item 6
Description: Introduction of the Number Line (positive and negative values.)
Crossed Number Line
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 3 Min, 39 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 1, excerpt 2, agenda item 8
Description: Plotting pairs of numbers in the first quadrant of coordinate system.
Tic-Tac-Toe
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 5 Min, 15 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 1, excerpt 2, agenda item 11
Description: Practice of plotting points in the first quadrant of a coordinate system.
True, False, and Open Sentences
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 5 Min, 47 Sec
Grade level: 4-7
In-Service course 1, session 2, excerpt 1, agenda item 2
In-Service course 1, session 4, excerpt 1, agenda item 4
Description: A square symbol as a variable to introduce equations with variables.
Open Sentences with Two Variables
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 3 Min, 39 Sec
Grade level: 5-7
In-Service course 1, session 2, excerpt 2, agenda item 4
Description: Square and triangle symbols used in equations.
Introduction to Linear Graphs
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 18 Min, 8 Sec
Grade level: 5-7
In-Service course 1, session 2, excerpt 3, agenda item 6
Description: Equations with two variables plotted on a coordinate system.
Tic-Tac-Toe in Four Quadrants
Instructor: Beryl Cochran
Time: 5 Min, 51 Sec
Grade level: 3-6
In-Service course 1, session 2, excerpt 4, agenda item 9
Description: Tic-Tac-Toe on a coordinate system to practice plotting points.
Experience with Linear Graph
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 19 Min, 51 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 3, excerpt 1, agenda item 3
Description: Graphing equations with different slopes.
Use of Parentheses
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 1 Min, 34 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 4, excerpt 2, agenda item 6
Description: Equations with parentheses.
Rule of Substitution
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 2 Min, 45 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 4, excerpt 3, agenda item 8
Description: Repeated variables must represent the same value.
Pet Shop Stories
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 6 Min, 53 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 4, excerpt 4, agenda item 10
Description: Positive and negative numbers presented as the change in money in a cash register as pets are bought from or sold back to a store.
Quadratic Equations
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 14 Min
In-Service course 1, session 4, excerpt 5, agenda item 12
Description: Search for secret to solve (box x box) – (5 x box) + 6 = 0.
Formulas vs. Functions
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis with Beryl Cochran
Time: 3 Min, 56 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 6, excerpt 1, agenda item 3
Description: Guess my rule activity.
Graphs and Tables for Weights and Springs
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 6 Min, 15 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 8, excerpt 1, agenda item 2
Description: Generating a function by looking at the graph of data generated using weights on a spring.
Postman Stories for Addition
Instructor: Beryl Cochran
Time: 5 Min, 42 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 6, excerpt 2, agenda item 7
In-Service course 1, session 9, excerpt 1, agenda item 2
Description: Positive values are represented by the postman bringing a check and negative values are represented by the postman bringing a bill. Combining checks and bills serves as a model for adding positive and negative values.
Postman Stories for Addition and Subtraction
Instructor: Dr. Robert Davis
Time: 10 Min, 7 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 7, excerpt 1, agenda item 2
Description: Bills and checks are delivered and taken away to present addition and subtraction of positive and negative values.
Postman Stories for Multiplication
Instructor: Beryl Cochran
Time: 2 Min, 45 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 9, excerpt 2, agenda item 4
Description: Multiple bills and checks are delivered and taken away to present multiplication of positive and negative values.
Postman Stories for Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication
Instructor: Beryl Cochran
Time: 6 Min, 26 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 9, excerpt 3, agenda item 6
Description: Students develop stories to match equations.
Postman Stories that Involve "Taking Away"
Instructor: Beryl Cochran
Time: 2 Min, 31 Sec
In-Service course 1, session 9, excerpt 4, agenda item 9
Description: Demonstrates taking away multiple negatives is positive.

Miscellaneous

Postman Stories
Instructor: Katherine Kharas
Time: 12 Min, 58 Sec
Description: Postman stories are used to teach positive and negative numbers in this film which was shot at The Byrd School (a Chicago Public School) on October 12, 1965.

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