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Modeling and Data Analysis Literacy

Modeling and Data Analysis Literacy (MoDAL) is a state-funded professional development project for secondary mathematics teachers in Idaho. About 400 teachers have completed week-long MoDAL Summer Institutes, leading to dozens of classroom activities completed by tens of thousands of Idaho children.


2018 MoDAL Institute, June 25-28, 2018

 

To view a daily workshop agenda, click on the thumbnail image.

Curve Fitting (Grades 10-12)

Instructors: Lindsey Yundt, Abe Wallin, Marti Dinkleman

1. Investigating PatternsLesson Plan
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2. Functions VocabularyLesson Plan
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3. Spread of DiseaseLesson Plan
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4. Modeling with FunctionsLesson Plan
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Expressions & Equations (Grades 6-9)

Instructors: Michele Carney, Gwyn Hughes

1. School Water SupplyLesson Plan
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2. Pool TilingLesson Plan
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3. Circles and RectanglesLesson Plan
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4. Missing ValueLesson Plan
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Storytelling with Data (Grades 9-12)

Instructors: Joe Champion, Jerod Morehouse

1. Asking QuestionsLesson Plan
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2. Listening to EmojisLesson Plan
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3. Skipping RocksLesson Plan
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4. Drawing PicturesLesson Plan
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Bivariate Data & Linear Modeling (Grades 6-9)

Instructors: Ramey Uriarte, Shelly Wray, Julie Amador

2. Healthy AmericaLesson Plan
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3. We Are What We EatLesson Plan
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4. The Cost of Eating WellLesson Plan
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Students’ Reasoning about Functions (Grades 6-HS)

(July 6-7 + 2 days online) Instructors: Laurie Cavey,  Tatia Totorica

1. Seeing GraphsLesson Plan
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2. Pattern VizualizationLesson Plan
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3. Recognizing NoiseLesson Plan
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4. Picturing CovariationLesson Plan
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2017 MoDAL Institute

At what age did you decide to become a teacherIn June 2017, about 150 Idaho teachers completed one of five workshops led by leading local mathematics educators.

 

2016 MoDAL Institute – Data & Statistics Workshop

In Summers of 2016 & 2017, more than 100 Idaho teachers have worked through these activities during the summer, and then taught adapted lessons for their classroom.