July 28, 2010

Subject Completion Task 10 – WEEK 3

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/teaching/pgce/secondary/subjects/maths/assessment/scts/sct10

Week 3 Entry

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Lesson 1 - Bank Holiday

Lesson 2 - Algebra - One step and two step equations using function machines

Lesson 3 - Algebra - Solving equations using the balancing method

Lesson 1: Starter 'I'm thinking of a number' activity sheet, on the sheet a few questions differentiated, to get the students in the in the right frame of mind for the lesson. Student C was one of the first few to complete the activity!! Student A found it tricky, and student B also completed it. The starter helped the students to get a grasp of the objective for the lesson. Initially Student B, although not saying anything did not seem to understand. Student A could not contain his enthusiasm and unfortunately had to be sanctioned, Student C (along with B) required further help along with two other pupils, once the others started on the differentiated worksheets. At the end of the lesson, we did our AFL, giving two positive and one constructive comments after peer marking. In general the lesson went well and all aspects covered.

Lesson 2: This lesson involved solving equations using the balance method, after going through the method I found that the majority of the students preferred this over the function machine. Student A and B found it a little tough going initially, student C struggled but still preferred this method.  At the end of the lesson a homework was handed out to be completed for next week.


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