Now that the stage is set, it's time to "Radian Rotate!" Given a 45 minute class period to work with, I allow my students to work for 7 minutes at each station. My hope is that this is just enough time for the students to complete the station, while also creating a sense of urgency at the start - - because 7 minutes is not very much time! (The reason for only 7 minutes per station is so that I can ensure time at the end for questions, debrief, and quiz prep.)
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While the students work, I am extremely diligent about making sure they follow the protocol for the activity. That is, I want my students to first consult the sticky notes (explained in the Roll Out video) BEFORE asking me for help. I do not help a student who does not have a sticky note in front of them having already sought out the help from the easel. This supports the following:
Note: It is a good idea to allow an additional 1-2 minutes for the students to write a sticky note after the first station, regardless of whether they completed all of the problems or not.
As we close the class period, I make sure to address the following: