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Adult Educators do not have a lot of time to dive into dozens of resources spread all over the internet to try to find the essential items they need to create a high-quality lesson for their students. This guide is designed to walk you through each step of creating a math lesson-plan with recommended OER that you can evaluate.

With each step of the guide, I create a sample lesson on learning the Pythagorean Theorem. By the end, you have an entire lesson plan example for this concept.
Middle School, Adult Education
Grade 8
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Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Sharon Shoemaker on Jun 07, 06:13pm

You have a vast collection of materials that could be used to create lessons.

Laura Gerlach on Jun 06, 01:20pm

Low tech option is helpful for those who have limited access. I find that lacking in many oer’s.

Lyn Warne on Jun 05, 08:00pm

This guide provides strong support and a variety of ideas for instructors. The sample focuses on Pythagorean theorem, however this guide clearly suggests choosing a standard and then following through on choice of materials,, activities and interactive simulations to appropriately engage students. Excellent explanations for instructors.

Lyn Warne
on Jun 05, 07:55pm Evaluation

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

The option to choose simulations defaults to instructor - good range of interactive simulations available as suggested on PhET.

Lyn Warne
on Jun 05, 07:55pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

The variety of topics for assessment projects provides a range of options for instructors.

Lyn Warne
on Jun 05, 07:55pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Limited (1)

Note that on occasion resources in OERCommons.org move - instructors may need to search for the resource by name using the search function

Laura Gerlach on Jun 05, 09:26am

I loved the downloadable guide link in the beginning. Excellent organization



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Degree of Alignment3 (3 users)
Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter2.7 (3 users)
Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching2.3 (3 users)
Quality of Assessments2 (3 users)
Quality of Technological Interactivity3 (2 users)
Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises3 (3 users)
Opportunities for Deeper Learning2.3 (3 users)

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