Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Puzzle it Out - Section 3: Wrap it Up


Although this lesson extended into a second day, the discussion and debate made it worth it to me.  Each student corrected someone else's paper, then got to review and discuss corrections to his/her own paper.  One student was determined to show that her rewrite was correct and even went so far as to ask to post it on the board (I agreed) so that the whole class could see that she was right.  The really nice piece was having another student finally convince her that her answer was incorrect and show her why.  While she might have stopped trying to convince me, I'm not sure that she would have accepted the reasoning nearly as well as she did from a peer.

  Discourse and Questioning: Student defense of work
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Puzzle it Out

Unit 3: Algebraic Structure
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify components of complicated polynomial expressions. SWBAT interpret components of complicated polynomial expressions.

Big Idea: If your students like puzzles, they'll like this lesson that has them combining and recombining polynomial components like puzzle pieces.

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Math, algebraic expression, Algebra, Expressions (Algebra), algebraic methods, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade
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