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Dr. Alice Christie's Professional Development for
SS Simon and Jude School


Model Lesson in Math
  • Common Core Standards: Mathematical Practices
    • 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Lesson Topic
    • How Much Is A Million?
  • Lesson Objectives
    • To reason abstractly and quantitatively regarding the concept of a million
    • To construct viable arguments to explain the concept of a million
    • To use appropriate technology and thinking tools strategically
  • Time frame:
    • Assessing prior knowledge: 5 - 10 minutes
    • Group Activitiy: 15 minutes
    • Sharing/Assessment: 5 - 10 minutes
    • Total: 25 - 35 minutes
  • Assessing Prior Knowledge
    • View Animoto Video by Alice Christie
    • Use EduCreations to create a list of ways to explain the concept of a million.
  • Group Activity:
    • Each small group will explore a different approach to understanding the conept of one million
    • They will discuss their thiking with one member of the group taking notes in Notes or Pages or Evernote
    • Their goal is to be able to explain the concept of a million to other students
    • Create a Keynote presentation to share with other groups
  • Group Resources:
  • Assessment of Students
    • Sharing Keynote presentations with class
      • Do they answer the question?
      • Do they give evidence for their answer?
      • How convincing is their presentation?
      • How artistic is their presentation?