To start of the new week and the new unit, the students will take a short quiz to assess what information they retain from previous geometry courses on trigonometric functions and right triangles. Incorrect answers will be marked, but the quiz will be graded for completion.
These five lesson plans only cover half of the unit on Trigonometric Functions. The midpoint test will be on right triangle trigonometry, degrees and radians, the unit circle, and the Law of Sines and Cosines. As a post-assessment I will look at the study guide that the students created in the cooperative learning lesson. 20 points of the post-assessment will come from the study guide rubric. The students will complete the practice problems from the study guide and turn in. The practice problems will be checked for correctness (30 points).
- In my Direct Lesson on Degrees and Radians, students will complete a short project called Math Journal: Investigating the Globe. For this project, students will work in groups of four to read a journal on latitude and how latitude is measured. Students will be able to relate this to the lesson on using degrees-minutes-seconds as a form of measurement. At the end of the reading the students will choose which of the four problems they will work on independently. Each student will have a choice as to how they will represent their findings. The students can label their answers on a graph, draw a picture, create a short story, or draw a comic. Each student will briefly present their findings to their groups. Here is the activity with the answer key, choice board, and rubric included.
- In my Concept Development Lesson on the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, I will check for understanding by having students write a short exit slip essay. Students will write a short essay describing three ways in which we can solve a triangle. They will describe in their own words HOW to solve the triangle and WHY. Clear and concise comparisons should be made. Here is the rubric that I will use to grade the exit slip.
- In my Cooperative Learning Review Lesson, the students will work together in interest groups of 4-5 on a project to complete a study guide. The study guide will include a clear outline of the section, 4 example problems, clear and concise drawings, graphs, or charts, an answer key sent to the teacher only. Each group will be given one iPad that they will use to scan a picture of their study guide and example problems onto the class website. Each student will have a role in the making of this study guide. Here is the rubric that will be used to grade this assignment.