# Math Tutorial

by on January 19, 2012

On, Dr.Mcleod Introduced us a new activity called Math Tutorial. As you know, Math has a lot of different categories, like fractions, decimals, etc. I paired up with Adrian and our topic was about Circumference, Perimeter, Area and Volume. We used the Mcleod Inquiry Framework to research about the facts of Circumference, Perimeter, Area and volume. We planned a big inquiry question:  What do we know about Area, Volume, Perimeter and Circumference to gain a better understanding of our number system? We also made some supporting questions:

1. What is area?
2. What is volume?
3. What is the relationship between area and volume?
4. What is Circumference and how do you find it?
5. How do you find out the area of a square, a triangle, a circle, a rectangle, a rhombus and a trapezoid?
6. Area of irregular 2-d shapes?
7. How do you find out the volume of a cube, a sphere, a pyramid, a rectangular prism, a triangular prism and a cylinder?
8. Volume of irregular 3-d shapes?
9. What is perimeter and how do you find it?

For collecting data, we sited down the sources and copied the information inside. We put it in a table with sources on the side and supporting questions on the top.

For analyzing data, we wrote a paragraph about each supporting question, like this:

What is Perimeter and how do you find it?
Most sites say that Perimeter is the distance around outside of a shape. Some websites said “Perimeter can be found by adding/sum of all sides together.

For Conclusions, not like the investigation, I only answered the BIQ.

What do we know about Area, Volume, Perimeter and Circumference to gain a better understanding of our number system?

Area, Perimeter, Volume and Circumference all about measuring shapes. Perimeter and Circumference are about measuring the outside of the shapes and the area and volume are about measuring the inside of shape.

For presenting, we made a keynote presentation, but our presentation went pretty wrong.

After this, I reflected on it, Adrian and I did not do a good job in presenting because we used the wrong application (when recorded in keynote, presentation starts from beginning if stopped). We had a lot of knowledge about the this topic, but we did not deliver the information well. So next time, I need to work no my delivery skills.

Throughout this presentation, not only the class learnt something, even I learnt something too! I learnt how it feels to conduct a presentation, so I try to use the delivery skill, but I could have improved in it. I also gained more knowledge about area, perimeter, circumference and volume. I also learnt the connection between all these 4 words too! I will try to improve in my delivery skills and not only use keynote for presentations.

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