To continue today's lesson, I will use the Curriculum Reinforcer to determine the extent of my students knowledge of problem solving process. The students will be broken up into 5 groups of mixed level to allow for those who struggle to learn from those who excel in mathematics. Each group will be given one of the five problems from the curriculum reinforcement and a sheet of chart paper. Referring to their assigned problem and using the chart paper and markers, each group will solve their problem and write out in words, the process that they used in order to solve their problem.
During today's instructional piece, I will have each group come to the front of the class and present their problem. They will explain how they solved their problem step by step. They will read their written process to the class to be critiqued. At this time, the class will give feedback to the presenting group as to their level of success. They will convey whether or not there was more that the group could have written or if they feel that the group did an excellent job and nothing more was needed.
Once we finish with our review using the opening exercise, I will provide my students with instructions as to how to conduct themselves when working in stations. I will provide my students with rules and expectations as well as instructions for each station. Students will be grouped as indicated below and the students will be assigned roles to ensure that the work gets completed in a timely and productive manner.
Station Activities: Students will complete the activity that will be presented for each of the following stations.
Using the document camera, I will select a group member for each of the problems presented in the stations. Those selected students will use the document camera to display their solutions. This will be done for stations 1 and 2. However, for station 3, there will be no presentation. And, for station 4, I will choose one student to present their writing piece.
During the presentations, the students will be questioned and critiqued by their peers. Also, I will ask probing questions that will hopefully lead to a deeper understanding of the concepts presented by each student.
Ticket Out The Door: Are you ready to move on? Why or Why not?