Reflection: Journaling Unit Assessment: Rational and Inverse Functions - Section 1: Unit Test: Inverse and Rational Functions


The unit test provides me with an excellent opportunity for self-reflection… an opportunity that I may be tempted to neglect otherwise. I find that while my students are taking their exams, I need to be attentive but only on a superficial level. This is not a good time for me to sit with my head in a pile of papers, even though those papers are piled high! It is a good time for me to think back on all the lessons that preceded this exam. What went well? What needs to be adjusted for clarity or accuracy? What needs to be completely redesigned? What’s my prediction for which content students will score well on (and poorly on)? As I grade, I can make note of whether those predictions were correct.

Using this exam hour to self-talk and think through these issues will make my lessons more effective the next time I use them. I can jot down some thoughts as they occur to me, or save the final journaling for a time when I have more solitude. It’s important to remember that teaching is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, self-reflection, and adjustment.

  Taking the Time to Self-Reflect
  Journaling: Taking the Time to Self-Reflect
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Unit Assessment: Rational and Inverse Functions

Unit 5: Rational and Inverse Functions
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of inverse functions and rational expressions, equations and functions on this unit assessment.

Big Idea: It's time to demonstrate your flexibility with rational expressions, functions and equations. This unit assessment is about inverse and rational functions.

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Math, rational exponents, Algebra, rational expressions, composite function, inverse functions, rational function, arithmetic with rational expressions, domain, range, rational function
  90 minutes
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