Tyrani Bevell
Secondary Mathematics
Material Type:
Middle School, High School
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    Digital Photography Lesson Plan


    This is a lesson plan to incorporate digital photography into math.  The students will create a mini video lesson for a topic that they have learned during their current term.  This is a very general lesson plan.


    In this lesson, the students will create a video project that teaches their peers on one topic we have learned this term.  The project should take about two 50-minute class periods.  This is a face-to-face project.

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will be able to create a mini lesson in which they teach one main concept from this term as part of thier final test.  
    • Students will be able to create a video of this mini lesson to show others.
    • Students will be able to use photography to help create the lesson.

    Success Criteria:

    • Students create a video mini lesson that includes at least 3 unique examples of a main concept from within the current term to demonstrate their knowledge.
    • Students use photography and video editing software to create this mini lesson.


    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction

    Student Background Knowledge

    • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of the units taught within the current term.
    • Students will need an understanding of photography and Adobe Spark software.
    • Standard SI.MP.1
      Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Explain the meaning of a problem and look for entry points to its solution. Analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals.

    When you decide what specific standards your term consists of, list them below.


             Standard N.VM.8
             Add, subtract, and multiply matrices of appropriate dimensions.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    For students that may not feel comfortable with video editing software, the students may create a powerpoint presentation of their photos of their problem examples.  The students may also present the pictures to the teacher in person instead of doing a formal presentation.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    Step 1:  Choose any topic from this term that you have learned.  Make it a simple topic and not a unit topic.  For example, if you want to make a project on matrices, you will simply choose to make a lesso on matrix addition, subtractraction, scalar multiplication, or multiplication.  You will not make a lesson on all 4: pick 1.

    Step 2:  Create at least 3 examples relating to your topic.  Work the problems out, showing every single step in how to solve them.  

    Step 3:  Take your examples up to your teacher and have them checked off for accuracy.  If they are not correct, you will be asked to fix them, and then get them checked off once more.

    Step 4:  Read the rubric given to you so that you know what the expectations are.  

    Step 5:  Take photos of your examples and use Adobe Spark Video to create your video.  The photos you take should be your own photos.  If you are to use any photos off of the internet, you must cite your photos.  Your video must be 1-2 minutes in length.  Below is a link to my example video.  Watch my example video as an idea of what you can do with your video lesson.  You may choose to do something different in your lesson and I welcome all creativity.  If you have questions, ask your teacher. 







    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments