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* *Reflection: Student Self-Assessment
Review Workshop: Polynomial Functions and Expressions - Section 1: Warm-Up and Priority-Setting

At the end of each unit, I ask students to evaluate their understanding of the major work of the unit. The checklists that I provide to my students clearly articulate the performance indicators, invite students assess their own understanding, and suggest resources for further study. My goal is for students to provide feedback to themselves based on well-understood standards and criteria, and determine the next steps or plans to improve their performance.

When I first wrote these lessons, it was my practice to distribute these checklists a few days before the unit exam so that students could use them to guide their preparation for the exam. However, these checklists have been very popular with my students, and they have asked if they could have them earlier in the unit. I now put together a packet that includes a majority of the classwork and homework handouts for the unit and include the checklist as the cover page. I see my students checking things off the list and highlighting items throughout the unit. I see now that providing the list on the first day promotes self evaluation throughout the unit, which is preferable to starting that process a few days before the exam.

*Helping Students Self-Assess*

*Student Self-Assessment: Helping Students Self-Assess*

# Review Workshop: Polynomial Functions and Expressions

Lesson 15 of 16

## Objective: SWBAT begin pulling together everything they have learned so far about polynomial functions and expressions in preparation for tomorrow's unit test.

## Big Idea: Tomorrow is the unit test on polynomial functions and expressions. In this lesson, we do more practice with word problems, solving equations, graphing parabolas, and rewriting quadratic functions.

*90 minutes*

#### Warm-Up and Priority-Setting

*30 min*

Today is a review day for tomorrow's test on polynomial functions and expressions. The previous night, students were given a set of application problems. I start class by checking these problems with the homework rubric and project solutions to the problems on the board. The unit test is tomorrow, and I take time to review any requested problems, even if this portion of the lesson takes a little longer than anticipated.

After discussing the homework, we synthesize the major concepts of the unit by completing the Polynomial Functions and Expressions Unit Checklist. This checklist has a set of "I can" statements that students use to assess their understanding of the concepts and skills presented in the unit. Students rate each item on the list according to the following scale:

A = I understand this so well that I could teach it to someone else.

B = I get this but I should review a bit

C = I don’t get this – I better study my notes and/or get help

D = I don’t remember anything about this

There is also a space on the unit checklist for students to write down where they can find practice on any item they need to study.

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#### Review Workshop

*40 min*

The Review for Unit Test on Polynomial Functions and Expressions is a collection of exercises from this unit. Students work in table groups to complete these exercises or something else that they have identified as a priority on their checklist. As students review for the test, I make the answer key available at my desk for anyone who wants to check their work. As they review I circulate and answer questions that come up.

**EXTRA HELP:** I put together a set of videos, *Blendspace Review - Polynomial Functions and Expressions, that students can use if they need remediation on a particular skill. This is especially useful for students that may have had absences during the unit. ** I discuss my rationale for providing this resource in the video Blendspace for Review.*

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Students complete the Review for Unit Test on Polynomial Functions and Expressions as needed for homework. I remind students that the answers to the homework will be available on Edmodo and that they should check their answers online in preparation for the following day's unit exam.

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- LESSON 1: Introduction to Polynomials
- LESSON 2: Seeing Structure in Expressions - Factoring GCF's and Quadratics
- LESSON 3: Connecting Polynomials to Sequences
- LESSON 4: Connecting Polynomials to Geometric Series
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- LESSON 7: Flexibility with Quadratic Functions
- LESSON 8: Connecting Quadratic Functions and Quadratic Equations
- LESSON 9: Solving Quadratic Equations
- LESSON 10: Quadratic Performance Task
- LESSON 11: Quadratic Modeling (DAY 1)
- LESSON 12: Quadratic Modeling (DAY 2)
- LESSON 13: Quadratic Modeling (DAY 3)
- LESSON 14: Quadratic Modeling (DAY 4)
- LESSON 15: Review Workshop: Polynomial Functions and Expressions
- LESSON 16: Unit Assessment: Polynomial Functions and Expressions