If the ACP goal that your team selected was "Improve community partnerships that will enhance and support our district's ACP/Career Readiness process", then these six resources will help guide your partnership enhancements.
“Students are introduced to a new routine called Questions About Us. In this version, they figure out how many students are in the classroom today. Students then count objects in different collections in a way that makes sense to them.” Finally, students synthesize their learning by considering careers which require counting skills.
In this lesson, students learn about the structure of picture graphs and bar graphs, the features of graphs that help communicate information clearly, and the information they can learn by analyzing a graph. Students learn that a key is the part of a picture graph that tells what each picture represents. Students contextualize and make sense of the data through the lens of an emerging career in Health Sciences.
“This opening lesson invites students to experiment with expressions and equations to model a situation. Students think about relevant quantities, whether they might be fixed or variable, and how they might relate to one another. They make assumptions and estimates, and use numbers and letters to represent the quantities and relationships. The lesson also draws attention to the idea of constraints and how to represent them.” Through mathematical modeling, students will consider the costs of hosting a pizza party and consider how this relates to a career in the Business Administration-Finance regional career pathway.
In this lesson, students will learn what a scaled drawing is. They will describe characteristics of scaled copies and distinguish between scaled and unscaled drawings. Finally, students will connect their learning to the workplace and identify careers in the Architecture & Construction industry which use scaled drawings. LESSON LINKED BELOW
Students will review the relationship between dollars and cents, identify different types of coins, and use percentages and number lines to understand the value of a dollar. The application of this learning will be done through the lens of in-demand careers in the Business, Management, & Administration career pathway (page 16).
“In this lesson, students see that the principles and strategies they used to reason about scaled copies are applicable to scale drawings (MP7). For example, previously they saw scale factor as a number that describes how lengths in a figure correspond to lengths in a copy of the figure (and vice versa). Now they see that scale serves a similar purpose: it describes how the lengths in an actual object are related to the lengths on a drawn representation of it. They learn that scale can be expressed in a number of ways, and use scale and scale drawings to find actual and scaled lengths.” Students will apply their knowledge of scaled drawings to understand tasks associated with careers in the Health Sciences career pathway (page 28).
“In this lesson, students identify parallel and intersecting lines in the world around them—in a map of a neighborhood, in the letters of the alphabet, in some part of their classroom, and in familiar logos. They apply their understanding to represent and draw a part of their environment that shows such lines and to create a new logo with these types of lines.” Students finish the lesson by exploring how their new skills of identifying and drawing angles relates to the career activities of architectural and civil drafters.