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Description

Overview:
This lesson is about evaluating numerical expressions, and it was designed for adult learners who are preparing to take their High School Equivalency tests. This course will help the students evaluate numerical expressions correctly by following the correct order of operations, which includes the four basic arithmetical operations and the use of exponents and grouping symbols.
Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
01/17/2017
Language:
English
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Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.1: Strong (2)

This lesson gave the students more practice with the order of operations. This is not an introduction to order of operations lesson. The students definitely need to have a foundation of understanding before working through this lesson.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Limited (1)

There was no real-world connection or applying this concept. This was a just a drill lesson.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Strong (2)

The worksheet in the application section was very advanced. For struggling students, I paired them up with other students. They would not have been able to do it on their own. I would have liked to have seen a gradual increase in difficulty in the practice problems to give those struggling students some feeling of success on the easier problems.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Limited (1)

The video in the demonstration section was too fast. The link for the Order of Operations quiz did not work.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

The game in the Guided Practice was fun, but for struggling students, they were just clicking through it and not understanding where they were making mistakes. The worksheet in Guided Practice really help to determine areas where students were lacking and what we needed to continue to work on.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Strong (2)

The worksheet was great practice for the students. I had them work in pairs to figure out the steps.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:12am Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Limited (1)

The video explaining the order of operations went too fast for students to take notes. We have to watch the video multiple times in order for students to understand. The lesson only provided a couple of examples before moving into the Guided Practice section, but our class did several more practice problems before moving forward.