Reflection: Gradual Release Introducing Angles - Section 1: Concept Development

 

As I was reading the section that I was going to have students read, I was monitoring my thoughts in order to distill what things students would have to make sense of in order to fully understand the reading. Then I created a handout with questions that would facilitate this process. I was really pleased with how this simple supplement enhanced the reading experience and helped students to get a lot more out of it than they would have just reading on their own. 

See the following video for a student work sample that typifies what the students and I got out of this exercise.

 

  Gradual Release: Helping students to read for understanding
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Introducing Angles

Unit 2: Geometry Foundations
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT define angles and identify their parts; SWBAT create and interpret notation and diagrams involving angles; SWBAT identify real-world examples of angles and angular measures

Big Idea: Angles are all around us...just swivel your head and have a look. In this lesson, students are introduced to angles and angular measures. They also learn to create and interpret geometric notation and diagrams involving angles.

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