Subject: Shop
1. Topic-
Cost Estimating a Production Run in a Machine Shop
2. Content-
Students are given a blueprint and a sample part and need to estimate cost per piece on a production run of 100 parts with a breakdown of all expenses.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.improve time estimation
2.gain insight on tool/material cost
3.apply fixturing concepts into a complete fixture design.
4. develop a process plan
4. Objectives- in a team environment
2.colaborate ideas
3.complete task in a two hour class period
5. Materials and Aids-
Text book
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.introduce blueprint
2.give students time to evaluate print
3.form student groups ( mock machine shop)

B. Development- print for a different part
2.key points for production
3.cost of production
4.time required for production

C. Practice-

1.students work through scenario with instructor as a class to estimate cost on a similar part
2.questions and discussion afterwards
3.students are placed in their groups

D. Independent Practice-

1.students estimate time for simple machine operations
2.actual time is compared to students estimated time
3.questions and discussion afterwards

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)- on production management to show to class
2.power point presentation at class beginning
3.prior reading assignment

F. Checking for understanding-

1.student groups present their project to the class
2.students discuss presentation and question without instructor feedback

G. Closure-

1.instructor portrays the position of a customer and decides which "shop" he will award the job to.
2.explanation from the instructor as to why and how his decision was made
7. Evaluation-
1.learner feedback forms
8. Teacher Reflection-
did the students engage in this activity?
is their knowledge improved in procurment?
This lesson plan was designed to improve student engagement and generate some enthusiasm towards a subject that historically has been a little boring for both students and instructor. This activity was fun and interactive and the quiz scores were above average for all students.

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