PYP Unit - How We Organize Ourselves - start date 5-1-18 Lines of Inquiry are: 1. How organizations are developed (form) 2. Why organizations are formed to support a cause (causation) 3. How an organization ensures equity of support (responsibility) Sansu Math
The goal of this unit is for students to develop a coordinate system for all four quadrants of the coordinate plane and use it to solve problems. Students use the familiar number line as an introduction to the idea of a coordinate and construct two perpendicular number lines to create a coordinate system on the plane. They see that just as points on the line can be located by their distance from 0, the plane’s coordinate system can be used to locate and plot points using two coordinates. They then use the coordinate system to explore relationships between points, ordered pairs, patterns, lines and, more abstractly, the rules that generate them. This study culminates in an exploration of the coordinate plane in real-world applications.
Language Arts Our next PYP unit this year is How We Organize Ourselves. The final Exhibition project is part of this unit. Our focus will be on research skills and non-fictional text. In this final year of the PYP, students will carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. Students collectively synthesize all of the essential elements of the PYP in ways that can be shared with the whole school community. It also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding. The exhibition represents a unique and significant opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile developed throughout their engagement with the PYP. It also provides schools and students with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the transition of learners to the next phase of their education.