Learners take ownership and feel a sense of pride mastering this lesson on area as they understand that there is more than one way of looking at a problem.
These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Geometry collection.
Though geometry seems to lend itself to more hands-on exploration and activities, the instructor must take care that the discussion and activities help learners' understanding. The instructor not only must have a good handle on the content of a lesson, but also know the standards which apply to the concept and common difficulties and misconceptions that might pop up for a given topic. As learners "gather around" a problem and discuss possible solutions and the thinking processes that brought them to those solutions, understanding and retention can be increased. Sharing amongst learners can help them and the instructor learn common pitfalls, the thinking processes that lead to them, and ways to avoid them. Learners tend to use methods which suit them best, but sometimes, knowing a different way to look at a problem can help a learner think out of their "box" for subsequent, similar problems.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.