Reflection: Checks for Understanding How Long Will it Take? (Day 2 of 2) - Section 4: Closure


Solving real-world problems can be difficult for some students, more-so when the problems are based on challenging content such as quadratic equations. The closure questions should be targeted at revealing content understanding, or mis-understandings for that matter.  Because this is so important, closure questions must be thought of previously and carefully.

These questions that poke into student's grasp of the lesson objectives give me an idea of who actually needs more intervention on my part. I know I have to attend to these needs quickly in order to be effective in improving their learning. I try to find what students know and where they became lost. If I have to reduce the homework problems for them, or quickly write another assignment, I do.  I also think about what I can provide these students with the following day that will help them get to the next step. This can be video tutoring, scaffolded material, or other internet resource. At my school, there is also after school "enrichment" where students can stay an extra 1/2 hour and receive one on one help from teachers.

  Ask questions that reveal understanding, then help where needed.
  Checks for Understanding: Ask questions that reveal understanding, then help where needed.
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How Long Will it Take? (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 8: Advanced Equations and Functions
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT solve quadratic equations of higher complexity and practice solving real world problems.

Big Idea: Students combine knowledge of solving linear equations and simple quadratics to tackle more complex equations and problems.

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Math, Algebra, graphing equations, solving quadratic equations, Expressions (Algebra), graphing calculator, 8th grade math, parabola, function
  50 minutes
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