## Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Wing Span - Section 2: Active Engagement

It is so important to create lessons with "teachable moments" feathered in. This lesson is about creating a graph, which the common core calls for.  However, in order to add rigor and build in moments of comfortable struggle, I decided to not teach anything about creating an interval on the scale axis.  Instead, I time my visit with groups as they are struggling with the scale.

In doing this, I am able to teach within the moment of need.  This timing is critical and the students are actively listening and are receptive to the difficult skill.

Creating Lessons With Teachable Moments
Problem-based Approaches: Creating Lessons With Teachable Moments

# Wing Span

Unit 11: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Lesson 4 of 14

## Big Idea: Many students create bar graphs and can explain questions like "more than" and "less than", but are not accustomed to actually gathering the data and building the graph from the ground up. This engaging lesson requires students to do all of the above.

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Math, Geometry, Measurement and Methods, bar graph, data gathering, interval, comparing, shapes
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### Michelle Marcus

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