Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Creating Algebraically Review Stations - Section 2: Put it into Action

 

While my students are working through the review stations I walk around observing and assisting as needed.  One conversation I found interesting was from a group working at station #1.  One student who is not usually shy had been quiet for a minute or two while her team discussed the rainforest problem.  Finally she blurted "What the heck is a hectare?!"  One of her teammates responded that it was kind of like an acre, but she persisted with "But how big is it?  I just can't see how much area we're talking about here."  They turned to me for an answer, so I suggested one person use a chromebook to check while the rest continued to work through the problem.  When they had the answer, I asked them to post a brief explanation of "hectare" on the board so other students could better understand the question.

This conversation reminded me that sometimes information not directly needed for solving a problem can still become major stumbling blocks for students!

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  Discourse and Questioning: Students helping students
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Creating Algebraically Review Stations

Unit 5: Creating Algebraically
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of creating algebraically by successfully completing the review.

Big Idea: Shuffle your students and keep them engaged as they move through stations to review unit content

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Math, algebraic expression, Algebra, Linear and Nonlinear Equations, Algebra II, master teacher project, algebraic methods, 11th Grade
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