Reflection: Student Ownership Equations in Geometry - Section 3: Wrapping Up the Lesson


 I asked students from the class to present their work at the board as part of mini-wrap ups.  Student presentations are more engaging for other students to listen to and encourages student ownership of work.  I wish I had videoed their presentation, but alas I did not.  While explaining their work (great practice for explaining thinking on written assessments) these guys said great details students should think about.  Such as, the student on the left reminded students when collecting like terms to look in front of each term to determine if the term is positive or negative when adding them together.  It was little details about his thinking strategies that helped other students learn from his verbal think-aloud.  Having a think-aloud is a great teaching strategy and to have this come from students is even better!

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Equations in Geometry

Unit 3: Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
Lesson 20 of 29

Objective: Students will be able to apply equations to solve basic geometry problems involving expressions by using properties of geometry learned in previous grades.

Big Idea: Give context to multi-step equations while also reviewing basic geometry properties of two dimensional figures - it's a two-fer!

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Math, solving equations, Algebra, Geometry, 8th grade math, aglebra, master teacher, application of equations
  50 minutes
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