Too often, courses tend to focus on single forms of delivery, lecture for instance. Courses that utilize Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Model will allow educators to gain a more accurate picture of student ability. The following activities can be used to teach and evaluate the whole student, possibly one project per semester:
Each project will follow a strict procedure. Read the phases of the project and how the grades will be determined.
Drawing a Cartoon
Performing a Demonstration
Reporting on a Mathematician
Here is a partial list of mathematicians:
Creating a Puzzle
Singing a Song
Role-Playing a Situation
All students will follow the seven phases below for their projects:
Determining the Grades
Projects will be worth a maximum of 50 points! Each project will be rated on its own merits based on the requirements detailed above. The grade will ultimately be determined by the teacher according to the following chart.
Creativity is a measure of originality. The difficulty rating is based on the type of project that is chosen. Math content is a value determined by the amount of subject matter that is within the project. Neatness is a number that represents organization and cleanliness. Presentation is determined by the report that is given in front of the class.
For example, let's say Peter Pan sings a song for his project: writes instead of types the lyrics, which contain creative versus that explains how to vaguely solve an equation, and then sings the song flawlessly in front of the class. He could earn a 4 for creativity, a 5 for difficulty, a 3 for math content, a 3 for neatness and a 5 for presentation. Peter would earn 2(4 + 5 + 3 + 3 + 5) = 40 points. 40/50 points is 80%.
On the other hand, George Grimly creates a well-worded puzzle without presenting it to the class but has the printed copy enlarged at a professional studio. George would earn a 3 for creativity, a 3 for difficulty, a 3 for math content, a 5 for neatness but a 2 for presentation. George would earn 2(4 + 3 + 3 + 5 + 2) = 34 points. 34/50 points is a 68%.