Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Problem Solving with Right Triangles and Trig - Section 3: Homework Review


I wanted to continue impressing upon students the idea that solving a problem is a process, not a miracle that happens in an instant.  For this reason, I created an opportunity for students to take part in a Gallery Walk, both to validate the TTTT efforts students had put into their work, but to also allow them a chance to compare problem solving approaches and conclusions. 

I loved the conversations I heard students having while participating in the gallery walk.  Many students commented on other groups’ solutions, noting that they had either interpreted the problem similarly or differently, or that they had made the same or different assumptions.  These kinds of comments were really awesome to hear as students discussed what it means to do math.  Additionally, there were a couple of problems for which groups arrived at different conclusions--this made for a rich discussion after the gallery walk.

  Looking At and Learning From Others' Work
  Diverse Entry Points: Looking At and Learning From Others' Work
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Problem Solving with Right Triangles and Trig

Unit 12: Triangle Similarity and Trigonometric Ratios
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to communicate their reasoning clearly and precisely by presenting their work to the class.

Big Idea: By playing Trig Tool Tag, students increase participation and confidence in their trigonometry problem solving skills.

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