The Lesson Plan And Sequence Of Lessons

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This essay will provide details about how the lesson plan and sequence of lessons for the mathematics unit of symmetry caters for individual students’ needs in regards to active engagement in learning activities and what differentiation measures are put into place for students with varying levels of ability.

Teaching and learning for active engagement
Active engagement occurs in the classroom when a teacher makes the connection between teaching and learning through pedagogy. The choice of pedagogy must see fit with the content of the lesson which in return will assist the teacher in constructing a more meaningful and supportive learning environment where students’ are more willing to participate and be actively engaged. The most important skill in pedagogies is relating the learning experience to real world situations in which students’ can relate too (Churchill et al., 2011).
The pedagogies used within the lesson plan and sequence are direct instruction, problem solving and inquiry and explicit teaching. Direct instruction is used to introduce the concept of symmetry; students’ would have been briefly introduced to symmetry in year 3 but as far as the content in the lesson plan it will be fairly new to them. The use of direct instruction to introduce new ideas ensures that the knowledge acquired is accurate; it can then lead to discussion and questioning which draws out students’ prior knowledge and the teacher can build upon what students’ already know. This approach is…

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