Common core State Standards

  • Math:  Math
  • 7:  Grade 7
  • G:  Geometry
  • B:  Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume
  • 6: 
    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

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Lesson Study: Surface Area of a Cylinder
Lesson Objective: Highlight and critique the techniques used in a lesson on cylinders
Grade 7 / Math / Feedback

Thought starters

  1. How does Chris use a playlist to call out classroom routines and bring life to them?
  2. How does Chris make his classroom a safe place for students to express their ideas?
  3. How does Chris use tools to help students with visual representation?
Mr. McCloud uses a playlist method to conduct the classroom routine. The playing cards method he uses makes it okay to be called on instead of embarrassing the child. He also makes it easy for the students points to be validated. He is very good a transferring context as well as his planning of the use of the tools that he and the students used. Mr. McCloud keeps his tools very organized.
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His Engagement and energy is great. He kept the teachers attention the whole time.
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I enjoyed his form of engagement and his teaching method.
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Like his high energy and the way he keep everyone interested in what is going on.
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Cold calling with playing cards is genius. It allows him to pick at random where certain students aren't called on all the time or having all the smarter kids answer. It involves everyone in the classroom. The lesson plan was well thought out. Lots of learning tools to keep the kids engaged in the activity.
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School Details

School Of The Future High School
127 East 22nd Street
New York NY 10010
Population: 752

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Chris McCloud
Math / 7 / Teacher


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