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Emily Hobgood

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Type of Unit:

RAFT / Digital Photo Story

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Position and/or Grade Level:

8th grade Math

Description of the Unit, Lesson or Project

This project goes along with Chapter 7 from the Prentice Hall Algebra I text. Students will chose and complete one row of a math RAFT. They will use the written product from the RAFT to complete a digital Photo Story using Microsoft PhotoStory software.

Standards Addressed:

M(G&M)𤾃, M(F&A)𤾃, M(F&A)𤾄


The math RAFT correlates with Chapter 7 from the Algebra I text. This chapter explores parallel and perpendicular lines, standard and slope-intercept forms of writing a linear equation, horizontal and vertical lines, slope, linear equations, and coordinate graphing. The RAFT is designed so that students select a Role from the chart. Then students work across the row on the RAFT. The Audience, Format, and Topic are set for each Role on the RAFT. Each Format in the RAFT is a written product.


Once students have produced a written product for their selected RAFT, students will then put together a digital photo story to correlate with their product. This product will be a series of pictures and narration of their product so that they can associate pictures with the written product.



Prentice Hall Algebra I text

http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/ - all about the writing process

http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-topic.cfm?TopicCode=parallel - parallel and perpendicular lines

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/strtlneq.htm - slope intercept form

http://www.gomath.com/htdocs/lesson/linearequation_lesson1.htm - standard form and ways to convert from standard form to slope intercept form

http://www.mathsteacher.com.au/year8/ch15_graphs/05_hor/ver.htm - vertical and horizontal lines

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/slope.htm - slope

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U4L1GL.html - coordinate grids and origin

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U4L3GL.html - linear equations


RAFT Role, Audience, Format, Topic Chapter 7 Raft. Select the Role that you would like to play and follow the row across to find out your Audience, Format, and Topic.


Examples of the RAFT


Microsoft PhotoStory link to download Microsoft PhotoStory to your personal computer


Power Point on Digital Storytelling


Examples of PhotoStories online.

See Twist on the Civil War Work in Progress to view a photostory that is under construction.


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