* Eight Grade Mathematics State Curriculum Standards:
o Standard 6.0 - Number Relationship and Computation- Students will describe, represent, or apply numbers or their relationships or will estimate or compute using mental strategies, paper/pencil or technology.
o Standard 7.0 Processes of Mathematics- Students demonstrate the processes of mathematics by making connections and applying reasoning to solve problems and to communicate their findings.
* Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students:
o Standard 3.0 – Technology for Learning and Collaboration: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration
o Standard 4.0 – Technology for Communication and Expression: Use technology to communicate information and express ideas using various media formats
o Standard 5.0 – Technology for Information Use and Management: Use technology to locate, evaluate, gather, and organize information and data.
o Standard 6.0 – Technology for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Demonstrate ability to use technology and develop strategies to solve problems and make informed decisions
Project and Classroom Outcomes:
* Students will be able to create and solve mathematical word problems using number relationships and computation
* Students will be able to research using internet search engines to apply to solving the word problems
* Students will be able to use Web 2.0 technology tools to connect and communicate with other students globally
Materials and Technology Resources:
* Student Handbook:
o Print the signature page that states students and parent understands the technology uses in the classroom
* Student's Assignment Page:
o Print the page or reference the online page for students to use to complete the project
o Print the page that will be used to assess students
* Computer Lab/Mobile Lab/Internet/Computer Access-1 per student:
o Students will use the computer to research for clues to solve the word problems
o Students will explore the internet to acquire details to include in their own created word problems
o Students will use the approved search engines to locate information
o Students will use an online website to share their word problems and solutions
o Students must have access to the computers at least seven days to complete assignments related to the project
* LCD projector:
o This will be used to project your screen to share website links and other important information
* Student email accounts:
o Students will use the email account to register and log onto the website
o Students will obtain important information such as passwords from the website using their email account
* Microsoft Word:
o Students will write their...