Reflection: Student Ownership From Standard Form to Slope Intercept Form - Section 3: Debrief


Today as one of my classes debriefed on their experience, a handful of students were telling PG-13 (or even R?) rated versions of how they felt when they kept getting problems wrong.  Then they were also able to explain how they mustered the ability to keep going, and how eventually they figured things out.  It was all a little tongue-in-cheek, and there was certainly a degree of show-one-up-manship on display.

Here's the thing, however: kids were using their own colorful language to talk about the development of their growth mindsets.  Ideally, we'll graduate kids who can reflect on their learning in language that is acceptable to any audience.   But for today, I'm happy to be halfway there, and if I have to choose, I'd rather have kids who know they can learn something new than those who can politely watch the world go by!


  Colorful Language
  Student Ownership: Colorful Language
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From Standard Form to Slope Intercept Form

Unit 7: Lines
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: Given a linear equation in standard form, SWBAT rewrite the equation in slope-intercept form by solving for y.

Big Idea: Cultivate a growth mindset in students by providing an experience they can reference as an example that such a mindset really works!

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