## Communication Plan

Administration

Please note Mr. Glass will be sharing information about a Geometry lesson – A Triangle with Altitude – during the Academic Spotlight portion of the monthly District 140 School Board meeting to be held on Monday, January 12, 2015. At the presentation Mr. Glass will demonstrate one of the methods of using right triangles to determine the height of a difficult to measure object. Think trees. Or flagpoles. After showing the method for finding the unknown height, Mr. Glass will show how the students involved in the project will present their findings.

Students

During class on Tuesday, January 27, Mr. Glass will be showing you a summary of the methods you can use to determine height of an object. All methods will incorporate the right triangle applications we’ve been using over the past two weeks. Your task as a student will be to apply one of the methods to closely approximate the height of a difficult to measure object such as a flagpole. When you have arrived at a conclusion you will create a presentation of your findings. You are free to present your results in a variety of methods. These may include a slide show, a video, a website, a blog, an animation, or some other application of technology.

Parents

In an email to all Geometry students around Wednesday, January 28, 2015, parents will have the project described. Expectations for the project will be provided in the form of a project rubric. That rubric will be posted to the class website.

Other teachers/staff

The remainder of the Math Department will meet after school on Tuesday, January 13 to make arrangements to coordinate the project. A timeline will be developed depending on the success of funding. If funding is approved to outfit every class then the project will be run simultaneously among all Geometry classes. If funding does not succeed then the department will establish a stagger to the lesson presentation so equipment can be shared.

Media

As the lesson is available on the website, I can share a link with the local paper and nearby television station.

Please note Mr. Glass will be sharing information about a Geometry lesson – A Triangle with Altitude – during the Academic Spotlight portion of the monthly District 140 School Board meeting to be held on Monday, January 12, 2015. At the presentation Mr. Glass will demonstrate one of the methods of using right triangles to determine the height of a difficult to measure object. Think trees. Or flagpoles. After showing the method for finding the unknown height, Mr. Glass will show how the students involved in the project will present their findings.

Students

During class on Tuesday, January 27, Mr. Glass will be showing you a summary of the methods you can use to determine height of an object. All methods will incorporate the right triangle applications we’ve been using over the past two weeks. Your task as a student will be to apply one of the methods to closely approximate the height of a difficult to measure object such as a flagpole. When you have arrived at a conclusion you will create a presentation of your findings. You are free to present your results in a variety of methods. These may include a slide show, a video, a website, a blog, an animation, or some other application of technology.

Parents

In an email to all Geometry students around Wednesday, January 28, 2015, parents will have the project described. Expectations for the project will be provided in the form of a project rubric. That rubric will be posted to the class website.

Other teachers/staff

The remainder of the Math Department will meet after school on Tuesday, January 13 to make arrangements to coordinate the project. A timeline will be developed depending on the success of funding. If funding is approved to outfit every class then the project will be run simultaneously among all Geometry classes. If funding does not succeed then the department will establish a stagger to the lesson presentation so equipment can be shared.

Media

As the lesson is available on the website, I can share a link with the local paper and nearby television station.