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  • Ericka Legnard

    June 15, 2020 at 11:50 am

    A lesson I’ll teach near the beginning of next year is about proportional linear relationships.

    To gain attention, I’ll make sure that the problem is an interesting one, like a notice and wonder – maybe using Dan Meyer’s “Nana’s Chocolate Milk” task

    For generation, I’ll ask students to create their own strategies for figuring out how to fix Nana’s milk, and share these out to highlight multiple representations.

    For emotion, making sure I’m valuing all of the different responses and fostering a positive, welcoming environment that allows students to feel heard. (Also, something about solving problems for Nana seems to make the room warm and fuzzy.)

    Spacing is the one I struggle with the most. Bringing this idea of proportional relationships up throughout the year, when studying linear relationships that are not proportional, would help solidify this concept.