You are your team's mathematician. You and the historian have been together
on the team for a very long time. You are also a school teacher. You've got
MIXED FEELINGS about whether metrics should be adopted by the US.
When you choose a name for yourself, be creative, have some fun. Decide on a
biography. Maybe, where you were born; how you played with metrics as a
young child; where you went to school. Share your life story with your group
members, and briefly touch upon it when giving your presentation to the
Tribunal. On the day of your presentation, dress like a mathematics school
From the links you've already looked at, and the ones listed below, you
must decide whether or not it is a good idea to teach metrics in school, and
the best way to teach it. ALSO, AND THIS IS A BIGGIE!!!!!!!...you will have
to demonstrate (write on the white board) for the Tribunal, one or two math
problems that use metrics. You can use the information from your Metrics Made
Easy Worksheet. Double check your work with your team members to ensure that
it is correct before you present it.
Make the Tribunal and your fellow classmates say "they'd love to have you as
a Math Teacher" after they hear your presentation.
A WebQuest primarily uses the Internet/Web as a resource. But, if you want
to use magazines, or books, or any other resource to research or complete
your project, please feel free to do so!!