## Reflection: Student Ownership Figure it Out - Section 2: Put it into Action

SUGGESTION:

As students check their own papers they tend to accept whatever I say as the correct answer and don't question how their answer might be equivalent or even better! It is important, and something I keep working on, for me to get students engaged in challenging and questions my answers instead of just accepting.

For this lesson I tried something different which turned out to be very effective.  I told my students that for every mistake they caught in my answers, they would earn 5 bonus points, but for every mistake they missed they would lose the same amount.  Once I threw out the offer of bonus points my students started challenging every answer!  I added the condition that if they challenged they had to share their different answer and how they got it.  Being wrong wasn't penalized so this also supports our classroom culture that the class is a safe learning community.

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Student Ownership: Did I Do It Right?

# Figure it Out

Unit 6: Algebraic Reasoning
Lesson 2 of 7

## Objective: SWBAT solve radical equations.

### Merrie Rampy

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Math, algebraic relationship, Algebra, rational equations, radical equations, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade, radical equations
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### Merrie Rampy

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