Reflection: Student Ownership Review Lesson on Exponential Functions - Section 3: Collaborative Work

 

During this review lesson on exponential functions, students completed a variety of tasks (Exponential Review Sample 1)and problems (Exponential Review Sample 2). I set up the time so that students could work together on the complex problems. One of the biggest challenges I face as a teacher is shifting the class from a more traditional teacher-led class to a student led class.

As I reflect on this lesson, I realized that the groups that are able to work independently tend to grasp the material better than groups that rely more on teacher support and structure. I purposively spent a good deal of time at the beginning of the year teaching students structures, like Turn and Talk, group norms around collaborative work, etc., so that students expect and know how to work independently. 

One reason I push students to work together is I want them to not only master the content and associated math practices, but one of the my main overarching objectives as an educator is to provide students with skills and opportunities to engage in complex communication and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues on solving any type of problem.

  Student Ownership: Student Led Work and Conceptual Understanding
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Review Lesson on Exponential Functions

Unit 5: Exponential Functions
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT create and interpret functions describing geometric and arithmetic sequences. SWBAT compare and contrast linear and exponential functions.

Big Idea: Students work in groups to review key concepts to solidify their understanding and use of exponential functions!

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