December 2014 NTI: Grades 6-12 Mathematics Turnkey Kit for Teachers - Session 1

Participants at NTI

Customization of Lessons in A Story of Ratios and Functions

Time:  5 Hours

Description:  The purpose of this session is to adapt lessons from A Story of Ratios or Functions in order to:

  • Empower teachers to intelligently reduce the length of a lesson.
  • Empower teachers to customize lessons to meet the needs of their students.
  • Intensely study the teaching sequences of the curriculum and thereby grow in pedagogical content knowledge and skill.

Using a three-step process, teachers will analyze the teaching sequence of the module, topic, and a specific problem set with its accompanying closing. Following this analysis, teachers choose "must do," "could do," and "extension" problems.  Finally, teachers hone the lesson text in preparation for delivery the lesson.  Exit tickets, homework, and assessments are adjusted to correspond as needed.  Lessons studied will come from the Expressions and Equations / Algebra domain.