## Reflection: Checks for Understanding Where's The Math? Analyzing our Kaleidoscope Images - Section 1: Launch

Accessing prior knowledge (APK) has always been an important component of my lessons. I find that this is particularly important when my classes are diverse with respect to background and/or aptitude. Knowing how important theses Launch sections are, I make sure not to let my more advanced students hurry me through them. Advanced students are eager to get into new content, but I keep an eye out for those that need the review, and call on these students to answer some questions. It's worth going over any idea for these students. Advanced students can actually help in achieving this. Even if these students have learned the material to be reviewed, the APK section will "fire up" their neurons and get them into the correct mindset to tackle new information.

Teacher's Note: I share my Powerpoint Presentations and videos with my students so they can watch them on their own time. In the past I have shared them using a thumb drive, but of course I can now share them using the internet.

Re-visiting past concepts: Important for all.
Checks for Understanding: Re-visiting past concepts: Important for all.

# Where's The Math? Analyzing our Kaleidoscope Images

Unit 5: Congruence and Similarity
Lesson 16 of 16

## Big Idea: The angle between mirrors is related to the number of reflections. The basis of our Kaleidoscope images.

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Math, Geometry, Similarity and Congruence, Reflections, Kaleidoscope, Graphing, rotations,
60 minutes

### Mauricio Beltre

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