Reflection: Positions- Introducing Vocabulary - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


I love to let students take control of a lesson or activity.  During this lesson, it did not work so well.  I had planned on the game being a teacher led activity, but when I was needed to speak to another adult, I put a student in charge to continue the game.  It was not successful.  The student who I picked was not as familiar with the terms as I thought and was a bit confused about how to play the game (this happened after I did 2 objects).  From this experience (and the lesson overall), I found that my students are not as familiar with these words as I thought.  I thought this would be an easy and quick review of the terms, but many of the students were very unsure of the meanings.  I also found that while it is great to let students take control, it is important that they are clear about what they are supposed to be doing!

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Positions- Introducing Vocabulary

Unit 4: Positions and Shapes
Lesson 7 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Big Idea: Describing the position of objects and understanding positional vocabulary is an important math skill, and it is also something students will use in their everyday lives. In this lesson, students will explore positional vocabulary in a "Where is it?" game

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Math, position, above, below, beside
  55 minutes
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