Math.A.SSE.1

Common core State Standards

  • Math:  Math
  • A:  Algebra
  • SSE:  Seeing Structure in Expressions
  • 1: 
    Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.

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Using Stations to Explore Algebra Expressions
Lesson Objective: Student groups rotate among tasks to make sense of expressions
Grades 9-12 / Math / Differentiation
Math.A.SSE.1

Thought starters

  1. How could you use this easy and effective activity with another math concept?
  2. How does the rotation with Mr. Walker efficiently allow for identifying and addressing learning gaps?
  3. How and what can students learn from each other as they work through each rotation?
6 Comments
Wonderful Carousel activity that can be adapted to many concepts.
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I thought it was great letting the students know that are more ways to solve algebraic problem. I also like the hints left behind by the students to help the next group try to solve the problem.
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Like the Carousel activity and leaving hints behind for the next group. It should work well as long as the hints are monitored for accuracy.
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Inspired by your lesson, I implemented a beginning algebra lesson in the carousel style. I consider it a success. The students worked together at each table, and appreciated the movement from table to table. In the future I will provide two choices of activity at each table as all the students were not at the same level. Thank you!.
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is this possible to be done in three days activity? for 50 minutes?
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  • Summary

    A KS4 math algebra revision lesson that enables students to share their different methods in solving mathematical problems.
    Carousel was

    Summary

    A KS4 math algebra revision lesson that enables students to share their different methods in solving mathematical problems.
    Carousel was created by Keith Walker at Hailsham Community College, to enable his students to review their understanding of a recent topic of work.
    Keith focuses on various aspects of algebra, using matching cards containing different formulae, word statements and diagrams.
    The class is set up with five tables, on each sits a different challenge. The students work in groups of four or six, trying to solve the problem before moving on to the next table. As they work they share ideas with the others on their table, as well as leaving hints for the groups that are to following them.
    All resources required to run this lesson are supplied including a lesson plan, power point, flip chart file and copies of the matching cards.

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