Learners interact to solve problems of rectangular area with the instructor's guidance.
These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Geometry collection.
Sometimes, permission to work with a partner while a learner is navigating new mathematical "waters" is very comforting. Both learners in a shared activity gain confidence, even if they are at different levels of understanding. The sense of ownership and pride in discovery can be refreshing to adult learners who have rarely felt that sense of accomplishment in an educational setting. Learning from and with a partner can be less intimidating than asking questions in front of the entire class. The instructor's role in these small group settings is to assure learners if they are confused as to the task and to guide if there seems to be misconceptions.
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.