Additional Questions about Intercepts

At this point in the lesson, Ms. Sorci gives her class three more problems, the first of which is to find the x-intercept and the y-intercept of 5x + 4y = 20. In the clip below, notice how she assigns her students to form groups to help solve the problems.


Classroom Clip Reflection:

  • In what ways might working in a group support students in their learning?
  • How does she assign students to groups? What other strategies might she use?
  • How do you use cooperative learning with your students? When is it appropriate to use? When is it not?