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Description

Overview:
This lesson will be the first of six lessons guiding students in constructing the abstract concepts necessary to understand adding positive and negative integers.
It is designed for adult learners (or middle school or older) who are not fluent with using numbers.
Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Middle School, Community College / Lower Division, Adult Education
Grades:
Grade 6
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Date Added:
06/08/2018
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

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Sharon Shoemaker
on Dec 22, 04:11pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Strong (2)

There is some critical thinking. This lesson is more of an introduction to concepts. Problems are not complex.

Sharon Shoemaker
on Dec 22, 04:11pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Limited (1)

I think I would ask what students know about thermometers, credit/debit, etc. Discuss this in length. Then move into the lesson.

Sharon Shoemaker
on Dec 22, 04:11pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

Support included a book and videos.

Sharon Shoemaker
on Dec 22, 04:11pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Strong (2)

Some objects were very good - thermometer, number line. Some were not as clear as the could be. BBB RRR - use black and red circles. Pay attention to how it looks on the page. This is easy to fix.

Susan Jones
on Oct 02, 01:04pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Superior (3)

Students were applying discrete knowledge to real-world situations, and reasoning abstractly. Included in the presentation was attention to strategies and approaches to understand math concepts and attention to different students' reasoning.

Susan Jones
on Oct 02, 01:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Superior (3)

A strength of this lesson is the amount of practice at this "introduction to the concept" level, where students get much repetition to see, hear and think about how negative numbers are different than the positive ones we're accustomed to.

Susan Jones
on Oct 02, 01:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Not Applicable (N/A)

The technology used for this lesson was not interactive.

Susan Jones
on Oct 02, 01:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

The assessment covers the material in the lesson well. Perceiving that -10 is lower than -1 automatically is critical for understanding integer operations, and the assessment provides a visual reference and asks the questions about greater than or less than in many different ways.
I think it could be a more effective, formative assessment -- especially for students with learning disabilities or who are English language learners -- if at least some of the questions had a visual element to them.

Susan Jones
on Oct 02, 01:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Superior (3)

The explanation is thorough and effective. Students in the class where we used this lesson were thinking, making mistakes based on the "positive number" rules (-4 not as warm as -12...) and then recognizing them because of the use of a big number line on the wall.
THe careful construction of "real world" scenarios was effective in the class this was used in.
There was not a lot of connection with other concepts, but this is the very first lesson in the course (and thus, no past common experience to connect to) and the concept itself is just being introduced.

Judith GUENTHER on Aug 27, 05:49pm

Since the abstract states: "This lesson will be the first of six lessons," can you share where the next six lessons are found?
Thanks!

Susan Jones @Judith GUENTHER on Aug 27, 08:38pm

See if this works: https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/23837-integers-lesson-1-2

Susan Jones @Judith GUENTHER on Aug 27, 08:33pm

I'm working on number 2 as we speak -- but the full chapter of the text is online in this lesson.

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