Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Just Do It - Section 1: Set the Stage


I've included copies of some student notecards as examples of their work.  These notecards help students focus their thinking by requiring them to actually write it out.  You can see a range of responses, but I think the reasoning is most interesting because it helps me see where each student is in his/her level of understanding.  For example, student A makes a clear connection between rational numbers and polynomials, while student B relies on having tested many examples.

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Student work notecards
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Just Do It

Unit 2: Algebraic Arithmetic
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT understand that rational expressions form a system that is closed for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. SWBAT add, subtract and multiply rational expressions.

Big Idea: Help your students make sense of the arithmetic of rational expressions by performing operations on an assortment of problems.

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