Reflection: Student Ownership Speaking of Spheres (Day 1) - Section 2: Exploration

 

Depending on the task at hand, It may not always be easy to assign different roles to each student when working in groups.

One thing I do sometimes is make someone on the team responsible for ensuring that everyone understands everything in the activity or task that the team is working on. This "monitor" should also make sure everyone participates in the team discussions and that all ideas and questions are heard. I simply stand behind and take note of their interactions, intervening only when the group is really "stuck" and can't move forward due to a difficult question or concept. 

  Collaborative groups: Assign a monitor
  Student Ownership: Collaborative groups: Assign a monitor
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Speaking of Spheres (Day 1)

Unit 10: Volumes of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT develop the formula for the volume of a sphere, before apply it meaningfully.

Big Idea: What's the relationship between the volume of a sphere and that of a cylinder of equal height and diameter?

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Math, volume (3-D Geom), Measurement, cylinders, sphere volume
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