ACP Lesson Plan
|Title: Careers that use Math in a Foundry||Author: Monica Wagner|
|Grade Level(s): 5||Total Time: 45 minutes|
Overview / Description:
This lesson will be an introduction to the many areas where math is utilized in an iron foundry.
After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .
- Explain why math is important
- Name a variety of jobs that use math with in a foundry
- Provide examples of the types of math used with a job at a foundry
Workplace Readiness Skill:
|Attitude and Initiative||Planning and Organization|
Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics
Number and Operations: Fractions
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division.
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.3. Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Student worksheet and answer key:
Foundry Jobs Powerpoint -
Word Problems-Foundry Jobs assessment
WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)
|Learning Activity Task||WHO is responsible |
for this step?
|Approximate time |
|Teacher will introduce the lesson by explaining her experience of job shadowing in a foundry. Teachers who haven't had this experience may watch the Waupaca Foundry introductory Video.||T||5 min|
|Students will then partner with the person to their left and answer the questions on the Jobs in a Foundry student worksheet (linked above) with their partner. They should NOT talk to any other groups||SM||20 min|
|Teacher will then lead the students through a discussion of the answers to the questions. Then class will watch and discuss the Powerpoint on jobs in a foundry (linked above). Pairs will then have the opportunity to go back to their worksheets and make any changes they need to.||T/WG||20 min|
|Students will finish the lesson by completing the attached assessment on word problems involving the use of fractions in foundry jobs.||I||homework|
Formative Assessment - Small group answer sheet - teacher will solicit answers from students to check for understanding.
Summative Assessment - Word Problems - Foundry Jobs assessment linked above
- Review what a foundry is and what jobs it provides. Explain current salaries that people in a foundry may make.
- Students could discuss other career areas and how math is significant for those careers as well.
Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):
- Tour a foundry
- Have speakers in the classroom from the foundry (Foundry in a box presentation)
- Have each student or pair/group of students create their own word problem using the information found in the Powerpoint