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  • Victoria Murphy

    November 24, 2022 at 6:55 am

    This coming week we will be talking about combining like terms in 7th grade. I am going to start with a piece of the video from the SNL skit where the young man orders a large order in a random way. While I have used this clip before, I plan to shorten it this year and apply the “Notice and wonder” strategy to generate more engagement and interest and attention.

    Then, to generate some memories and connections, we will create orders within our groups from a small menu, we will then use the polypad on the DESMOS site to create expressions using shapes, both the geometry shapes and then the algebra blocks before just using the variable forms of an expression.

    I appreciate the reminder in this lesson about reflecting and I know that this is definitely one of my weak points. I will relook at my lesson to implement more moments of partner reflection, or Think-Pair-Share type moments. A good stopping moment here might be within each stage….between the menu gathering and the shape representations. Then between the shape representations and the algebra blocks and again between the algebra blocks and the variable use.