Higher Order Essay

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Higher Order Thinking and Diverse Learners
Grand Canyon University: Secondary Methods and Data-Driven Pedagogy
April Smith
GCU: SED-444
August 25, 2013

Higher Order Thinking and Diverse Learners
Grand Canyon University: Secondary Methods and Data-Driven Pedagogy
April Smith
GCU: SED-444
August 25, 2013

Higher Order Thinking and Diverse Learners

This unit is designed for students in beginning Algebra classes. It is an introduction to the basic functions of algebra including the definition of an equation, using basic mathematical skills to solve equations, and applying equations to problem solving.
South Carolina Standard 8-3: Through the process standards students will demonstrate an understanding of equations,
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Algebraic Equation Unit Plan | Knowledge | Comprehension | Application | Analysis | Synthesis | Evaluation | Algebraic Equations | State the definition of an Algebraic Equation? Explain how to identify an Algebraic Equation? | Describe the parts of an Algebraic Equation including variables, like terms, and coefficients. | Apply labels to the parts of equations and illustrate knowledge of like terms. | Classify problems as Algebraic Expressions or Algebraic Equations. | As a group create sample problems and then share with the class the results. | Students will complete a group quiz and label each part of an equation. They will also explain the difference between an expression and equation. | Algebraic Equations using Addition and Subtraction | Students will tell how addition and subtraction can be applied to solving an equation? | Students will restate the steps involved to solve an equation using addition and subtraction. | Students will practice solving equations using addition and subtraction. | As a group students will compare their results in their practice problems and create questions for discussion. | With a partner, students will compose equations and exchange with another group. | Students will evaluate another group’s equations and share with the class their results. |
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