Students will be able to successfully solve a variety of problems spanning the entire course.

Using their peers as a resource, students tackle a variety of problems spanning the entire course.

10 minutes

Preparing for today’s lesson: Approximately four lessons prior to this second day of review, I would assign the last **review packet** of the year (see “Algebra 2 – Review 10.pdf” for an example). This review packet is due today at the end of class.

Before class begins, I carefully select six problems to write on the board. See **Final Review Day 1, Video Narrative, Six Problems to Solve, **found in the previous lesson, for details.

When class begins, the students should already know what to do, but I will remind them to begin trying to solve the problems **individually**. They may work on them in any order, and I make sure to let them know which ones they’ll need to solve without a calculator on the coming test. After about 10 minutes of individual time, I let the class know they’re free to start working together if they’d like.

5 minutes

The purpose of this **group time**, of course, is to give students a chance to get some help on the problems they’ve forgotten how to do. Since this is review, I expect that in most cases, individual students won’t need anything more than a quick reminder. I suppose I could just walk around and help each student one-on-one, but I think it’s important students to have the chance to teach and learn from one another (**MP3**). It also frees me up to help the ones who really need it most.

At the beginning of this group time, I pick out six students to put their solutions on the board for discussion. This usually takes about 5 minutes, so once their solutions are ready I call an end to the group time.

15 minutes

15 minutes