Reflection: Sort It Out (Unit Review) - Section 2: Reviewing


For this review I thought I had a pretty good idea how to break the material into sections for those students who needed extra help.  What I found out was that my idea of "chunking" still left some students with bites to big to swallow!  The only chunk that worked well was the combination of polynomial expansions and Pascal's triangle.  The polynomial division, graphing and zeros had to be further divided into just the division and then the graphing and zeros.  Finally, the polynomial identities and pythagorean triples had to be split into two chunks, rather than being combined.  I think that within a couple of years, as more students come to Algebra II with a solid foundation in the Common Core, this will be less of an issue because most of the students who struggled don't have a good grasp of earlier math concepts. Even after students come in with more "Core" knowledge, this additional chunking will help me differentiate instruction as needed.

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Sort It Out (Unit Review)

Unit 2: Algebraic Arithmetic
Lesson 10 of 11

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of algebraic arithmetic and properties of polynomials through review activities.

Big Idea: Notes and understanding both in a jumble? These activities will help sort out algebraic operations and identities.

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