10 Six Benefits Continued 4. Students review and recall key vocabulary and concepts from previous instruction. 5. Students learn to break down problems by focusing on a small part or important sub-step. 6. Students verbally rehearse describing the steps of problem solving: What do I know? What do I need to find? I must clearly describe and label my steps and my answer. I must check it.
Benefits to using the Graphics 1.Students become familiar with the common pictures they will see 2.Students learn to to focus on all the information in graphics before starting the problems 3.Students review key concepts from previous instruction 4.Help students break down the problem by focusing on a small part or important sub-step 5.Students get frequent practice of key skills and vocabulary All graphics developed by Massachusetts Dept. of Education and have appeared on released tests.
How to use the Graphics 1.Flash them onto screen and pepper (cold call) students with questions. (They answer out loud or after talking to a partner.) 2. Have all students respond on white board. 3.Use the graphics as a Type One or Type Two Writing. Ask: 1.What is the key information? 2.What do you think the questions will be? 3.What vocabulary is related to this? 4.What kind of mistakes should you avoid? 5.How would you find??? What if??? 4.After practicing with these, use the Pepper Cards (see attached) to have students practice by self or with partner. 5.Use the sample cards to give you an idea of the kinds of questions you can ask.
The following slides offer sample of the kinds of oral questions you might ask. Remember, you do not have to ask all of the questions These are just samples of question types. Mix it up with higher level and low level questions. Remember, a geometry question can become a fraction question with a little skill. What fraction of these lines are parallel? My favorites question types include: Who and what is it about? What math words go with this? What might they ask? What mistakes will be made? Go backwards… (heres the area, what are the dimensions) What if…
prism 3 dimensions: length width, height VolumeSurface area Edges, vertices, faces Length x width x height Area of base x height 2(l x w) + 2(l x h) + 2(w x h) = SA What are key words for this shape?
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