Use of an eco-algebraic forest fire management instructional unit in a high school setting

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dc.contributor.advisor Sheaffer, Amy L. en_US Ziuchkovski, Richard J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:16Z 2011-06-03T19:30:16Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 2005 .Z58 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this creative project is to create an Eco-Algebraic instructional unit that focuses on the Algebraic content standards of linear equations and graphing. Eco-Algebraic instruction is defined here as a problem-based instructional approach wherein the motivating problem is an environmental topic suitable to the teaching of standardized Algebra.The curriculum used to drive the algebraic instruction is a unit on forest fire management, with specific attention being paid to lookout towers. This lesson was chosen due to its application of linear graphing techniques and the open-ended nature of the problem. This project addresses four Indiana State Algebraic Standards and is therefore suited for mathematics instruction.The curriculum that has been developed includes all necessary handouts for the students and a variety of resources for the teacher including methods, lessons, and assessment rubrics. The curriculum also includes a wealth of background information about forest fire management and a real-life forest fire management plan that can be used as reference. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent iv, 160 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forest reserves -- Fire management. en_US
dc.title Use of an eco-algebraic forest fire management instructional unit in a high school setting en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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