Reflection: Accountability Multiply and Divide Monomials-Jigsaw Day 2 of 2 - Section 2: Cooperative Practice


Unfortunately, this portion of the lesson did not have the impact that I was hoping for.  Despite my best effort to put students into groups in the first day that would give them work at their level, many students lacked the background knowledge to teach the concept to their peers.  Almost all of the students gave the activity an honest effort and presented the material they had prepared.  That said, some of the presentations were at a very basic level and did not challenge other members of the group.  In future lessons, I may have to make the task less "open ended" for some of my struggling students and provide them with a template of questions that they should learn themselves.  This way, there is some uniformity and I can ensure that the necessary rigor is present.

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Multiply and Divide Monomials-Jigsaw Day 2 of 2

Unit 4: Polynomial Expressions
Lesson 6 of 18

Objective: SWBAT multiply a polynomial expression by a monomial expression. SWBAT divide a polynomial expression by a monomial expression.

Big Idea: A jigsaw activity helps students to learn about multiplying and dividing polynomials through cooperation and sharing.

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Math, Algebra, Expressions (Algebra), simplify expressions, multiply polynomials, divide polynomials
  40 minutes
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