Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material. Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.
For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click here.
For the huddle for this lesson, since we are just in the beginning of this unit, I really want to spiral the lesson from yesterday. As a summarizer, I go through the following:
- Definition of congruence
- Definition of similarity
- Review transformations (body language)
- Which one of the transformations is not like the other?
- What is the only thing that stays the same in a dilation? (angle measures)
It is powerful to do this daily until kids are 100% fluent.
Homework is to be completed at home and should take students approximately 15 minutes.