Reflection: Routines and Procedures Rewriting Radical and Rational Exponents (Plus Exponents Review) - Section 2: Direct Instruction and Active Note-taking: Rewriting Radical and Rational Exponents

 

Part of my regular classroom routine is to have students take Two Column Notes. The reason for this format is it helps students delineate the big picture ideas from details/examples. Some of my classes are able to independently take two column notes from powerpoint presentations toward the beginning of the school year. 

Other classes, like the one in the Two Column Notes Sample need additional support in the form of modeling. From time to time I will write the a model set of two column notes on the white board. One nice extension activity I did with this particular class was have students review and compare their notes with the model notes and make revisions. I want to have students actively engaged in note-taking and want them to be self-reflective and constructively critical as strategies to improve not only their note-taking skills, but more importantly their ability to make their own meaning out of difficult and complex concepts and problems.

  Routines and Procedures: Two Column Notes as Setting High Expectations through Routine and Structure
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Rewriting Radical and Rational Exponents (Plus Exponents Review)

Unit 5: Exponential Functions
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Objective: SWBAT rewrite radical and rational exponents. SWBAT paraphrase complex arguments

Big Idea: Students review basic rules of exponents and use these rules to rewrite radical and rational exponents!

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