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poetic EXPRESSION in math

DESIGN PROBLEM:

The Grade 9 teachers have noticed that the students are unmotivated by traditional textbook word problems. They are seeking interesting and innovative ways to challenge their students in their understanding of algebra. You, as a Grade 8 algebra student, have a wonderful opportunity to inspire the 9th graders by creating an algebraic word problem in poetic verse.

Grade 8 MYP Math - Technology Integrated Design Cycle AOI: COMMUNITY AND SERVICE Guiding Question How can a print publication be used creatively to convey an algebraic word problem in poetic form?


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INSPIRED BY LILAVATI II A SELECTION OF MATH POEMS BY GRADE 8 STUDENTS

GUIDING QUESTION

BACKGROUND IMAGE from http://www.opt.math.tu-graz.ac.at/~gassner/images/Math05_2.jpg

How can a print publication be used creatively to convey an algebraic word problem in poetic form?

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he Grade 9 teachers have noticed that the students are unmotivated by traditional textbook word problems. They are seeking interesting and innovative ways to challenge their students in their understanding of algebra. You, as a Grade 8 algebra student, have a wonderful opportunity to inspire the 9th graders by creating an algebraic word problem in poetic verse.

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hrough the design of a single sided A4 print document, your challenge is to compose an algebraic problem in poetic verse. Your poem must be pleasing to the ear, beautifully illustrated and solvable. Grade 9 students will be reading your problem and will be selecting the best poems from each class to be included in “Inspired by Lilavati II, a Selection of Math poems by Grade 8 students”

ESIGN BASED D L A U IS V A P O L E V E D S WITHIN IF T O M IC T E O P E H T N O YOUR POEM...

um of THREE page styles im in m a ct le se d an r fo Search ort n mock-ups. Provide a sh sig de ge pa ur yo ire sp which in images inspirational. e th d fin u yo hy w to as description TS AND PRINCIPLES EN EM EL e th to te la re Remember to of print design.

Submit your THREE design inspirations along with descriptions as to why you find them inspirational (relating to the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of design) with your INVESTIGATE stage. See PAGE 3 for due dates.


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GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION

DESIGN CYCLE INVESTIGATE.................................5 PLAN..............................................8 CREATE..........................................10 EVALUATE......................................11

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

DUE DATES

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INVESTIGAT E/DESIGN MARCH 15t h/16th PLAN /24th

MARCH 23r d

CREATE MARCH 29t h/30th EVALUATE/ ATTITUDES FRIDAY APR IL 1st

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POETRY IN MATH

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hat? Poetry in Math, you say? Yes indeed! Before we had algebra, math problems were written in verse, or poetry, form. One of the most famous texts of this sort was the Lilavati, written by Bhaskara, a famous Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. An example of the problems found in this text is: A fifth part of a swarm of bees came to rest on the flower of Kadamba, a third on the flower of Silinda. Three times the difference between these two numbers flew over a flower of Krutaja, and one bee alone remained in the air, attracted by the perfume of a jasmine in bloom. Tell me, beautiful girl, how many bees were in the swarm?

Can you solve the poem?

REMEMBER... If you see words like...

Use...

increased by, more than, combined, together, total of, sum, added to, plus, add, larger, greater than

Addition

decreased by, minus, less, difference, fewer, subtract, Subtraction negative, reduce, diminish times, multiplied by, product of, of

Multiplication

per, out of, goes into, share equally, average, divided, Division a certain number of parts is/are/were, gives, yields, results in, equal to, makes‌

Equal

IMAGE from http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b443/drewryan/bee.png

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GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION

The INVESTIGATION

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

MATH SPECS:

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our poem must be based on an ALGEBRAIC PROBLEM remember in algebra, we use unknowns, or variables.

POETIC Your poem must be pleasing to the ear. You can rhyme, use fancy words, whatever you wish, just use your imagination!! BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED Your poem must be neat, colourful and creative consisting of ORIGINAL artwork. A TRANSLATION TABLE consisting of a line-by-line translation from English words to Algebra.

DESIGN TECH SPECS:

LAYOUT - Single sided A4 design using ADOBE INDESIGN - Using TWO design elements of your choice and the principle of EMPHASIS - Page margins of 1.5 CM TYPOGRAPHY - The use of TWO FONTS which support your selected design theme IMAGES AND COLOUR - An ORIGINAL image or drawing that demonstrates TWO of the following skills (colour correction, opacity, crop, lasso) using ADOBE PHOTOSHOP - If scanning images, TIFF format at 300 DPI work best - Images linked to InDesign in PSD format - The use of an appropriate COLOUR SWATCH based on your theme

SAMPLE DESIGN PROBLEM AND BRIEF http://www.technologystude nt.com/PDF4/ brief1.pdf

THE SPECS: The purpose of your design spec write-up is to show that you understand the importance of the problem you are trying to solve. Reflect and then write about the specific needs of the client (people requesting the product) as well as the needs of the audience (people using your poem). You MUST state your evaluation method. The evaluation is the final stage of the Design Cycle and the five assessment criterion. How is your solution addressing the problem, and how will you know if it is successful in meeting the needs of the client? THE BRIEF: The purpose of your design brief is for you to explain how you intend to solve the problem and what you intend to design. This is your response to the challenge. What motifs did you identify within your poem and how will you visualise these motifs? How will your poem capture the attention of your target audience? How will you evaluate the success of your poem?

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DESIGN ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES DESKTOP PUBLISHING (DTP)

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ELEMENTS OF DESIGN: LINE SHAPE DIRECTION SIZE TEXTURE COLOUR/HUE VALUE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN: BALANCE GRADATION REPETITION CONTRAST HARMONY DOMINANCE UNITY

he ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES of design are the essential building blocks of visual design. As part of the DESIGN SPECS you are required to use TWO ELEMENTS of your choice, and the principle of EMPHASIS. K-W-L (Do in Mahara INVESTIGATE view) - What do I know about the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of design? - What do I need to know about the principle of EMPHASIS? - What do I need to know about ELEMENTS of design? - What have I learned? (Find at least THREE examples of designs with EMPHASIS and different elements. WHAT inspires you and WHY?)

RESOURCES

1. http://www.johnlovett.com/test.htm 2. http://www.n4hccs.org/projects/kidspace/E-P.htm 3. http://www.wiu.edu/art/courses/design/elements.htm

OSS MATRIX OF THE CR ’S A CO CO Y ER LL A G CIPLES OF DESIGN ELEMENTS AND PRIN a.com/colour/elements/

http://www.gallerycoco

COLOURS G

o to http://kuler.adobe.com and signup for an ADOBE account. Search for and download ONE appropriate colour swatch. Remember that your colour swatch must reflect the theme of your poem. JUSTIFY YOUR SELECTION of the swatch you used. The GUAVA TREES and POETIC JUSTICE swatches were used in the design of this document, as they match the colour scheme of the Lilavati.

FONTS

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o to http://dafont.com or a similar free font sites and download TWO fonts for use in your poem. Remember that your choice of fonts must reflect the theme of your poem. JUSTIFY YOUR SELECTION of the fonts you used. The following fonts were used in this document:

SAMARKAN | MYRIAD PRO | CHARCOAL CY | CLEANVERTISING Great TYPOGRAPHY resource http://thinkingwithtype.com/


GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION

The INVESTIGATION

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

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CREATIVE INSPIRATION designersfood.com smashingmagazine.com EXAMPLES OF EMPHASIS

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ou will be using ADOBE INDESIGN and ADOBE PHOTOSHOP to create your poem. There are a variety of ways you can learn these tools. As part of the Investigate stage of this project, you are required to learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. You are provided with some recommended resources to get you started. 1. ADOBE TV video tutorials 2. After school LTT INFOBYTES 3. IN CLASS instruction 4. iTunes PODCAST “The InDesigner”

Colour Shape, Colour Line Colour Value Line, Colour, Shape Line, Shape

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES 1. Getting Started: What is InDesign CS5 2. Understanding the InDesign Application Window 3. Understanding Text Frames in InDesign 4. Importing Graphics into InDesign 5. Getting Started: What is Photoshop CS5 6. Using the Marquee and Lasso Tools in PhotoShop 7. Introduction to Photoshop Adjustment Layers

RECORD YOUR LEARNING Topic

Source

New Knowledge

Date

Typography

smashingmagazine.com

massive fonts work sometimes

15/03/2011

Typography, Layout and Design

tv.adobe.com

serif vs. sans serif fonts

20/03/2011

Colour ideas

kuler.adobe.com

creating harmonious colour relationships

21/03/2011

found some inspirational designs with good use of design elements and principles

25/03/2011

Page layout and issuu.com design

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The PLAN TWO TASKS TO PLAN

DESIGN FOLDER The Design Folder is a compulsory component of this assignment. As you progress through the different stages of the Design Cycle, you are constantly experimenting with ideas, researching topics, compiling sources, brainstorming, sketching possible solutions, making changes, rejecting proposals and critically evaluating their work, all of which are contributing to the evolution of your final product. All relevant activities and outcomes should be recorded and dated within the Design Folder. The Design Folder is a compilation of evidence that accompanies the final poem. In your Design Folder, you will record the results of your research, various plans and designs, and an evaluation of your poem. Your Design Folder will be completed in MAHARA. Each stage of the Design Cycle has a deadline for submission which you can find on PAGE 3. Once each stage has been submitted, it is locked from further editing, until your teacher grades it and releases it back to you.

- Plan the DESIGN of the print document - Plan the PRODUCTION of the print document

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aving completed your Investigation of the ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN, how to use INDESIGN, PHOTOSHOP and the DESIGN STYLES representing the motifs within your poem, you will now generate TWO feasible layout designs, select fonts and colours incorporating ONE DESIGN PRINCIPLE (EMPHASIS) and TWO DESIGN ELEMENTS.

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our ideas MUST meet the design specifications. You will EVALUATE the designs against the design specs and select the one that provides the best solution to the problem.

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onstruct an effective plan (including effective due dates of the Design Cycle stages, AdobeTV viewing schedule and all other elements necessary for the successful completion of your print document) with a series of logical steps to create the print document. You should use Google Calendar or FirstClass calendar to create a PRODUCTION PLAN, which you MUST include (embed or screenshot) in your Mahara Design Folder. Evaluate the plan and justify any modifications to the design.

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e sure to continue documenting your learning in the record of learning chart.

WHAT DESIGN ELEME NTS WILL YOU USE IN YOUR FIN AL DESIGN?


GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

The PLAN CONTINUED

ITEMS THAT MUST BE PART OF YOUR DESIGN FOLDER

IMAGE http://www.myintervals.com/blog/2010/01/05/ designing-web-sites-using-pencil-and-paper/

- Designs that inspired you. - TWO layout design mock-ups. - All font options, final choices and why. - All colour options, final choices and why. - At least THREE downloaded page styles, graphics ideas or images. - Use of TWO design elements. - Use of the design principal - EMPHASIS. - A production timeline with deadlines. - An AdobeTV viewing schedule.

Make notes on your layout ideas that correct, clarify, cross out, highlight what you like about your designs.

Your layout planning sheet may look like the one presented below.

IMAGE http://www.kiwisc raps.com/TMS/ page7.jpg

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The CREATION

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arefully follow your plan, ensuring that you are following the elements and principles of design as you communicate your message.

efer to your production plan and calendar regularly, following your planned schedule. While working on creating your poem, you MUST keep a process journal.

ssential to your work is the process journal. Your process journal will be helpful when writing the product evaluation (final stage of the Design Cycle). Write down all the changes that you have had to make to your plan as you design your poem.

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eep track of the tools and techniques used in the design of your poem. Describe how you used the tools in your design.

ny changes made to the final design must be justified in your process journal and reflected upon in your final evaluation. Evidence such as screenshots, photos etc. should be provided.

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THE PROCESS JOURNAL

he process journal is a working document in which you explain or justify the decisions you have made through the use of screenshots with descriptive summaries. You should include between SIX and EIGHT screenshots within your process journal. Your process journal should include the following: - Page setup - Use of layers - Your pages as they evolve - Tools or techniques you discovered which helped you with your design A major part of your learning is to communicate the quality of your thinking processes and understanding. Through the process of completing your process journal, you will: - Provide evidence of your understanding of the elements and principles of design - Provide evidence of innovation - Provide evidence of how you solved complicated or awkward layout problems - Demonstrate how you are reflecting on your ideas - Provide evidence of how you had to correct your plan


GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

The EVALUATION EVALUATE YOUR FIN AL DESIGN BASED ON THE DESIG N SPECS

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emember, this is not your teachers evaluation of your final design solution - this is YOUR evaluation of your final design solution. You have a great opportunity to reflect on the process as a whole.

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sk yourself questions like, what went well, what didn’t go to well, what would you change about your final design, was your product effective, why?, and if it wasn’t, why not? What would you do differently if you were to approach the project with a fresh perspective? Did you meet deadlines?, and if not, why not? Evaluate your method, and to what extent it meets the design specifications.

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hat was your level of engagement in this project? Do you think that you put forth your best effort in your work in the various stages of the design cycle? Throughout the project, did you work safely, cooperate with others, and show respect for others? Were you able to work independently, or did you require assistance from others?

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verall, did you enjoy this project? What was the most important thing that you learned while working on this project?

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LESSON A Introduce technology unit. Group reads the problem and challenge from both a Math and Technology perspective. Clarify design specifications. Discuss importance and structure of design folder. - Record of learning - Process journal for Create stage Review due dates. Explain Mahara submission of each design cycle stage. Give a demo of the process. Students to request group membership. Show Cocoa’s elements and principles of design cross matrix. Introduce to the elements and principles of design. Focus on EMPHASIS and show examples of how emphasis is used in design publications. 1. Tree Poem 2. Beauty Supplement Article 1 3. Beauty Supplement Article 2 4. Wealth 5. Wedding Poem 6. Halloween K-W-L Activity (tools, problem, principal of emphasis and design elements). - Complete K - Complete W - L for homework


GRADE 8 MATH DESIGN CYCLE AREA OF INTERACTION COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

LESSON B What is your understanding on the elements and principles of design.

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LESSON C Create a folder structure which contains all the project resources. Compare the difference between the way applications such as Pages embed resources, and how InDesign embeds resources. TOOLS - Open InDesign - Character Control Tools (change typeface and colour) - Paragraph Control Tools (drop cap) - Type on a path


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