Reflection: Shared Expectations First Day of School - Section 1: Warm Up


Students were ready to dive into the math today on the first day, and so was I.  However, I know the importance of setting up a culture of trust and respect early in the year.  I have high expectations for my students, as well as empathy for their needs.  I wanted to take the first day to convey that message to my students, and for them to convey their thoughts and expectations about the class as well.  I think that this will result in better classroom management throughout the year, less discipline problems, and allow both facilitator and learner to focus on the math at hand.  



  Shared Expectations: Culture in the Classroom
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First Day of School

Unit 1: Introduction to Functions
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT explain the 8 mathematical practices using words, and illustrations as well as help develop the class community for the year.

Big Idea: To use the strategy of Questions Under the Desk to Engage students in a class discussion of what they want their math classroom to look like this year.

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Math, Algebra, Exit Slip, Warm UP, Questions Under the Desk Activity, student created class rules and norms, Summary of math experience, Graphic Organzizer, function
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