Question 6 - Algebra II Video and Discussion

Algebra II—Statistics

Things to Look For

  1. Notice how the teacher reviews previous learning.
  2. Notice how the teacher makes the lesson meaningful and engaging for all students.
  3. Notice how the teacher uses probing questions to encourage rich discussion.
  4. Notice how the teacher is asking questions that require students to apply conceptual understanding and explain their reasoning (MP.2)
  5. Notice how the teacher provides additional representations of the mathematical concepts and students are asked to apply prior knowledge to real-world problems. (MP.4)
  6. Notice how the teacher promotes the use of precise mathematic vocabulary. (MP.6)
  7. Notice how the teacher encourages different approaches for solving problems. (MP.8)

Algebra II—Statistics (27:53)

Emerging Practices Discussion Prompts | DOC

Instructional leaders are encouraged to consider the following discussion prompts after viewing the classroom videos to support them in developing or informing local processes for implementing the CA CCSSM.

  1. Discuss how the instruction in the videos demonstrates the three major principles of the CA CCSSM described in the Overview of the Standards Chapters (PDF) of the Mathematics Framework: Focus, Coherence, and Rigor.
  2. Discuss how the instruction in the videos integrates instruction to include both the CA CCSSM standards for mathematical practice and the standards for mathematical content.
  3. Discuss how the instructional strategies in the videos align with the guidance in the Mathematics Framework course chapters and the chapter on instructional strategies (PDF).
  4. Based on your instructional leadership expertise, is there anything you would suggest that might enhance these lessons?
  5. How might these lessons need to be adapted to meet the needs of all students within your local context?