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Reflection Topics & Videos Grade 7

Tasks

Appropriateness
Task 1
How mathematically appropriate are the tasks for developing an understanding of the mathematics being taught?

Discourse

Orchestrating 

Alternative Questioning

Discourse 1
What techniques and strategies are used to orchestrate and promote student discourse, and how effective are these strategies implemented?

Discourse 2
Are there alternative questions that could have been asked to further the development of mathematical understanding? What are they?

Student Learning

Evidence
Student Learning 1
What evidence is there that students have learned the mathematics being taught?

Teaching Decisions

Misconceptions 

Responding

Teaching Decision 1
How effectively are student mistakes addressed and misconceptions dealt with?

Teaching Decision 2
How effectively does the teacher determine when to clarify, explain, question or let a student struggle?

The Mathematics

Ideas 

Connections

The Mathematics 1
What are the mathematical ideas in this lesson and how significant are they?

The Mathematics 2
How are contexts, representations, connections and applications used to enhance the mathematics being taught?

Summary Tasks 

1. If you were asked to teach this lesson, what changes would you make and why?
2. Propose, describe, and justify alternative tasks that could be used in this lesson and propose follow up tasks that extend the mathematics of this lesson.
3. Propose, describe, and justify specific changes that could have been made in this lesson that might have enhanced understanding of the key mathematical ideas.

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