Simon Stephenson Simon Stephenson

ID Lesson Design Project
Engineering Mathematics 1 (Introductory) level

Materials

Abc Algebraic Equation Quiz
Abc Rules Worksheet
Abc Headphones
Abc Warmer Word-Questions
Abc Photomath (app)
Abc Algebraic Equation Problems
Abc Projector
Abc Smartphones
Abc Khan Academy (website or app)

Main Aims

  • For students to demonstrate understanding and apply principles of order of operations
  • For students to be able to analyze, rearrange and solve algebraic equations

Subsidiary Aims

Perhaps the most important element of any plan is the part where we say what our aims are.Jeremy Harmer in The Practice of English Language Teaching

Procedure

Warmer (5-7 minutes) • To get students to start thinking about problem solving and expose them to potential real-world applications of algebraic equations

The teacher simply displays the questions on the board and gives the students a couple of minutes to work in pairs to see if they can solve the questions. Afterwards as a class they go over how the can translate the problems into equations. The teacher then discusses the objectives of the lesson for the day.

Order of Operations - Exposure (10-20 minutes) • To re-familiarize the students with order of operations

The teacher will distribute the rules worksheet to students with partially completed rules about order of operations and algebraic equations and instruct students to fill in the order of operations section only while they watch the video. Students will use their smartphones to go to the Khan Academy page for order of operations (see appendix). They will be instructed by the teacher to work through the videos at their own pace. The teacher will circulate during this stage and check if anyone is having trouble.

Order of Operations - Practice (5-10 minutes) • Students will apply theory and check understanding of order of operations

The students will go to the practice link at the end of the videos and work through the questions at their own pace, going back to re-watch videos if necessary. The teacher will monitor and help any students as necessary.

Algebraic Equations - Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To re-familiarize or teach students about how to solve algebraic equations

The teacher will instruct students to fill in the algebraic equations section of their rules worksheet while they watch the video. Again, students will go through a series of videos on Khan Academy at their own pace whilst the teacher monitors.

Algebraic Equations - Practice (10-15 minutes) • Students will apply theory and check understanding of algebraic equations

The students will go to the practice link at the end of the videos and work through the questions at their own pace, going back to re-watch videos if necessary. The teacher will monitor and help any students as necessary.

Algebraic Equations - Further Practice (15-25 minutes) • Students will apply theory and solve more complex algebraic equations

The teacher will project a series of equations on the projector for students to solve. They can work individually during this stage or in pairs. The students will write down the equations and solve them in their notebooks, then use Photomath to check their answers. At the end of class the teacher can go over and problems that the students struggled with as a class. The teacher can assign unfinished questions as homework.

Content Quiz (9-10 minutes) • To evaluate whether or not students have achieved the learning objective

The teacher will instruct students to put away all materials and phones and issue them a short quiz for them to complete individually. The teacher can use this to assess the student's level of masters of the teaching content and design the next lesson accordingly.

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