Math 406B – Methods in
Lesson Development Assignments
An Algebra I lesson and a Geometry/Middle School lesson – 80 points each
Algebra lesson is due the week of October 24
Geometry/Middle School lesson is due the week of November 14
The purpose of these assignments is for you to develop two lessons, each using a different mode of instruction. One lesson should be designed for an Algebra I class and the other for a Geometry class. If you anticipate someday wanting to teach at the middle school level, you may substitute the Geometry lesson with a lesson appropriate for 7th or 8th grade.
For each lesson you are going to select a section from a textbook for the course and then develop your lesson from the topic in the section. One lesson must be a guided discovery lesson. The other must be a combination of lecture and small group work. (Your guided discovery lesson may also include group work.) You can decide which lesson you’ll use for which class/course. At least one or your lessons must make use of
Ø Manipulatives – hands-on materials
Ø Technology – computers or calculators
Your plan for each lesson must include:
· Course/Grade level (1 pt)
· Topic/Content of lesson (1 pt)
· Standard(s) and Performance Objective(s) for the lesson (4 pts)
· Do-Now/Fast Five/Etc. exercises or motivational activity (8 pts)
· Instructional Procedure (50 pts)
· Check for Understanding (5 pts)
· Summary/Closure (5 pts)
· Assignment (4 pts)
· Resources and Materials (2 pt)
Included in each lesson should be the anticipated time needed for each part. You may assume a class period is approximately 50 – 55 minutes long (unless you want to prepare a lesson for a block-schedule day, in which it can be 90 minutes). If the topic/content of the section in the text cannot be adequately taught in one day, you may make your “lesson plan” for more than one day.
With each lesson, include a copy of the textbook pages the lesson is covering and the assignment page if problems and/or exercises are taken from the text.