Everyday Algebra Lesson Plan

Media Item

Bibliographic Information: PBS Learning Media. Everyday Algebra Lesson Plan. 2002.

Description:
This lesson teaches algebra using patterns, relationships, and rules. It includes three videos, several worksheets, and additional online activities.

Quantitative Reading Level: Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1

Qualitative Reading Analysis:
This video is presented mainly in second-person lecture format, focusing on the details of algebra that trip up students. It teaches skills needed to pass the GED. The media is 9th grade level.

Content Area: Math-Algebra

Content Area Standard:

  • CCSS for Reading for 6-12: #2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms; #4  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context; #5 Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas; #9 Synthesize information from a range of sources; #10 Read and comprehend science/technical texts in appropriate grades.
  • CCSS for Writing for 6-12: #9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • CCSS for Language 6-12:  #3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening; #4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

Curriculum suggestions:
This is a good lesson to use in Math Curriculum. It is best suited to 9th grade through 12th grade. It explores basic algebra.

Supporting Digital Content:
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/2ec23eda-14cf-4768-8c40-c39ef944e3f7/everyday-algebra/
http://tdcms.ket.org/targetedmath/L.7EverydayAlgebra.pdf

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