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# 7.EE Modeling Hot and Cold

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## Description

Overview:
This lesson unit is intended to help students judge the accuracy of two different approximations to a particular linear relationship. Students will compare two linear functions as approximations to the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature and consider under what circumstances each of the approximations may be reasonable.

Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Middle School
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
01/19/2017
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

# CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.3: Superior (3)

The lesson addresses the real-life conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit. The lesson fully explores real-life situation in which students must use mathematical reasoning to reach reasonable conclusions.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

# Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Superior (3)

This lesson engages students in critical thinking, analysis, collaborative interaction, and reciprocal teaching. Students were challenged with making predictions, creating responses, discussing and evaluating those responses, reviewing then reflecting. Students are required to construct a written response in which they must state the problem, their findings, and support their claims in written form. The lesson blends mathematical concepts with English language arts curriculum.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

# Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Strong (2)

This lesson provides students the opportunity to apply their foundational skills of mathematical concepts to predict and evaluate. This is a challenge lesson/activity and a culmination of prior exercises to support skill acquisition.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

# Quality of Technological Interactivity: Limited (1)

There is a PowerPoint which provides a slide to introduce the lesson and 2 slides to use during the lesson. These address steps for the planning and evaluation during the lesson. However, the lesson does not engage students on an interactive lesson.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

# Quality of Assessments: Superior (3)

The assessment is two-fold. The lesson challenges students' analytical reasoning by engaging them in critical thinking. The second part of the assessment integrates English language arts into the math curriculum. Students are required to explain and defend their conclusions in a written format.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

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

The lesson and materials for students use are comprehensive and relatively easy to understand. The lesson falls short in addressing differentiation. However, after the pre-lesson, the teacher can assign collaborative groups based on student responses.

debra renner
on Oct 14, 04:11pm Evaluation

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

The subject matter was explained well. The visual aid, in the way of the PowerPoint, was clear and concise except in one area. The visual for the expression to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit could be confusing. Suggest the teacher fully explain the expression to alleviate any confusion leading to students not being successful. The sample responses engage students in critical thinking and analysis.

Patricia Helmuth
on Nov 24, 09:16am Evaluation

# CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.3: Superior (3)

This problem requires solving the real life conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit and tasks students to assess the reasonableness of given short-cut methods (e.g.estimations/strategies).

Patricia Helmuth
on Nov 24, 09:16am Evaluation

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

The sample responses that students are asked to evaluate are not developed enough to serve someone attempting to learn the content for the first time, particularly Ian's solution strategy.

Patricia Helmuth
on Nov 24, 09:16am Evaluation

# Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Strong (2)

This task has a level of complexity interwoven that the average student may find confusing. (Ian's algebraic approach.)