Because students are reviewing for the final exam, it is essential that they have the opportunity to correct their own work and assess their own understanding. For this homework review, I like to pass out answer keys so that students can identify strengths and weaknesses and continue to make progress as they move forward in their studying. I circulate the room as students are correcting and discussing their work, trying to listen for patterns in student understanding and confusion. If there are problems that seem worth discussing as a whole class, like Part 3 #4, I make sure to have at least one or two students present their work.
Since this is the last real lesson before the written portion of the final exam, I want to give students a classwork assignment that gives them a last chance to practice (in class) solving a wide range of geometry problems. I make sure to attach the answers to these problems so that students can check their work.
Like the previous lesson’s homework, I ask students to look through their old materials to find 2-3 essential problems for each of the following units: the Pythagorean Theorem, Coordinate Geometry, and Triangle Similarity/Trigonometry. Students must identify the essential problems that matter to their understanding, write out the problem and solution, including key diagrams, and explain why they matter.
Note: These problems came from Somsack Chaitesipaseut, a Geometry teacher and colleague of mine at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California.