Opener: As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – Instructional Strategy - Process for openers. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is mathematical practice 3.
Learning Target: After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today’s lesson, the intended target is “I can apply my knowledge triangles, angles, and equations to solve problems.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).
Open Discussion: To summarize this lesson, I want to give students an opportunity to ask any questions that they still have regarding geometric relationships, as tomorrow they will have a test. Thus, I will open the floor for discussion, normally once one student asks a question, a good discussion begins!