Reflection: Student Ownership Does it Work? - Section 1: Set the Stage

 

The discussion about what is wrong with the solution for the homework challenge brought up an interesting misconception that I hadn't anticipated.  One student suggested that the correct answer was to make 6 of each hat size.  When a classmate asked why, she responded that you had to have at least one of each or the problem wouldn't have given two options!  I let her classmates address that fallacy, which they did fairly well, with one student telling her that the options were there to see what would work, not because they both had to be included.  It was discouraging to hear the initial misconception about linear programming and encouraging to hear the students explain why it was incorrect!

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Does it Work?

Unit 5: Creating Algebraically
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context.

Big Idea: It's the correct answer, but is it right? Students review solutions for viability and meaning.

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Math, algebraic expression, Algebra, Linear and Nonlinear Equations, Algebra II, master teacher project, algebraic methods, 11th Grade
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