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Posted Sat Nov 8 05:56:50 PST 2008 by Cristina (Cristina).

wayne state university , detroit, mi

Concepts Taught: Pythagorean Theorem

LESSON PLAN FORMAT

TemplateStudent Teacher's Name: Cristina Fusco Date: 11/7/08_

Grade Level: secondary Topic/Unit: Pythagorean Theorem

School: unknown District: _PHASD_Content

Simplify and expand algebraic expressions using exponential forms. Complete calculations by applying the order of operations. Develop formulas and procedures for determining measurements. Verify and interpret results using precise mathematical language, notation and representations, including numerical tables and equations, simple algebraic equations and formulas, charts, graphs and diagrams. Determine pertinent information in problem situations and whether any further information is needed for solution.

BenchmarksThe goal of this lesson is for students to be able to calculate the unknown side of a right triangle, given the lengths of the other two sides.

Learning Resources and Materials

Chalkboard

Chalk

Erasers

Computer

Projector

Projector screen

Calculators for groups of students

Handout for in class work

Handout for homework

Development of Lesson

IntroductionMake copies of all handouts prior to class

Have answer key prepared for both handouts

Take roll (Report any absentees to the office)

Confirm that there are an adequate number of calculators

Arrange desks so that all students can see the projector screen clearly

Get PowerPoint ready on the computer

Pull down the projector screen

Turn projector on

Methods/Procedures

The students will be able to cooperate with group members during the handout.

* I used the Cognitive Apprenticeship model *

Introduction:

Briefly explain that we are going to be discussing the Pythagorean Theorem. (1-2 min)

Transition: Distribute handouts and give directions to instruct the students on what to do. (2-4 min)

Developmental Activities:

Accommodations/AdaptationsStudents can share calculator and resources if it's needed.

The students that grasp the content quicker can help the ones who need a little more help.

There will be hands on, visual, application with handouts, and verbal amongst other students.

Quizzes, tests, and homework will check their understanding of the lesson.

View different methods if the concept was not accepted.

Assessment/EvaluationThe students will be able to describe and define the Pythagorean Theorem when asked from memory.

The students will be able to identify a right triangle and the corresponding sides that fit the Pythagorean Theorem.

The students will be able to recognize the Pythagorean Theorem and read it out loud properly.

The students will be able to identify the difference between the legs and hypotenuse of the right triangle.

Given two sides of the right triangle, the students will be able to solve the Pythagorean Theorem for the missing variable.

The students will be able to define and differentiate between when they are and are not supposed to use the Pythagorean Theorem.Closure

How was my timing?

Did the students understand the material?

Did I get to cover all the material in my lesson plan?

Am I satisfied with the way I planned the lesson?Teacher Reflection

To Be Continued. . .