Lesson Plan 2

LESSON PLAN

TITLE OF LESSON/TOPIC: Mathematics - Factors and Roots

CLASS: Third Year Ordinary/Higher, Fifth Year Ordinary Level

This lesson integrates, Groupwork, Blooms Taxonomy

MENTAL SET – INTRODUCTON /HOOK:

Competition time! The challenge is on to see which group can successfully complete the Tarsia Graphs worksheet in the shortest possible time.

SHARING THE OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE OF THE LESSON:

The purpose of the lesson is to work together to factorise each equation and recreate the diamond shape grid.

INPUT OR INFORMATION:

Students work in groups of threes, A, B, C. The pieces are divided amongst the group.  Students begin by working individually for five minutes trying to solve the equations.  After five minutes person A starts by calling out one of their equations, working together the group solves the equation and finds the matching answer. Rotate around the group taking turns until all the pieces have been positioned correctly.

If the groups are in difficulty a person can act as scout to spy on the other groups’ work.

MODELLING/DEMONSTRATION:

Show students completed shape. The triangular pieces fit together like a jigsaw with the equation/factors and factors/roots placed beside each other.

CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING:

Circulate around the room, observing student response to task.

PRACTICE – GUIDED AND/OR INDEPENDENT:

Student practice by completing the task

CLOSURE:

Which question, if any, did the student find most difficult? How would they rate their performance as a member of a group?