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# MercyhurstUniversityLessonPlan

PreserviceTeacher_______LexiZappitello_

CooperatingTeacher__________________________

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(CooperatingTeacherInitialsRequired)

LessonTitleMultiplying/DividingRationalExpressions

TeachingTime_________90Minutes_____________

LessonConcept:Introductiontomultiplyinganddividingofrationalexpressionsandcontinuationofsimplifyingrationalexpressions.
Standards:
2.5.A1.A:Developaplantoanalyzeaproblem,identifytheinformationneededtosolvetheproblem,carryouttheplan,check
2.8.A1.B:Evaluateandsimplifycomplexalgebraicexpressions,forexample:sumsofpolynomails,products/quotientsof
exponentialtermsandproductofabinomialtimesatrinomaial;andsolveandgraphlinearequationsandinequalities.
A1.1.1.5.3:Simplify/reducearationalalgebraicexpression.
CC.2.1.HS.F.1:Applyandextendthepropertiesofexponentstosolveproblemswithrationalexponents
CC.2.1.HS.F.2:Applypropertiesofrationalandirrationalnumberstosolverealworldormathematicalproblems.
Objectives

(Stateinmeasurabletermswhatthestudentsshould/willbeabletodoasa
resultofthelesson.)SeeBloomWheel.

Assessments

(Theassessmentshouldclearlystatehowstudentachievementofobjectivewill
bemeasured.)SeeBloomWheel.

1.Studentsshouldbeabletoapplythenecessarystepsto
simplifyaproductoftwoormorerationalexpressions.

1.StudentswillcompleteanAccumulationStationactivitythat
hastwosectionsdedicatedtomultiplyingrationalexpressions.

2.Studentsshouldbeabletoapplymultiplicationofthereciprical
andsimplifywhenfindingthequotientoftwoormorerational
expressions.

2.StudentswillcompleteanAccumulationStationactivitythat
hastwosectionsdedicatedtothedivisionofrationalexpressions.

Materials:Smartboard/whiteboard,paper,pencil,threesetsoffourAccumulationStationactivitieshungaroundtheroom,andcopies
foreverystudentofnotes.
AnticipatorySet:Theobjectiveboardintheclassroomwilllistthesectionweareworkingon,aswellaswhattypeofactivityweare
doing.Todaywearedoingindividualactivityaswellaswholeclassroomactivities.
ActivatingPriorKnowledge:Forabellringer,studentswillusepriorknowledgetosolvemultipletypesofmultplyinganddividing
fractions.
Procedure:
TeacherActions
1.PutupBellRingerontheboard:
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2.Setupsmartboardpresentationontheboardwhileinstructing
thestudentstogotothenotessectionoftheirbinder.

StudentActions
1.Studentswillcomeinandcompletethebellringerassignment
astheydoeveryday.Theywillwriteitinsidetheirmathbinder
underthebellringertab.

2.Onestudentwillbepassingouttodaysnotesasothersturnto
thatsectionoftheirbinder.
3.Studentswillbecopyingnotesandkeystepsintotheirprinted
notes.

4.Studentsshouldbetryingtheseproblemsindependently.Ifthey
provideseveralexamplesforthestudentstotakenoteson.
haveanyquestionstheyshouldraisetheirhand.Thenafew
studentswillgototheboardandshow/explaintheirreasoning
4.Providetwothreeexamplesforstudentstotryontheirown

(dependingonhowmuchtimeittakesforthemajorityofthe
classtocompletethemontheirown).Iwillbewalkingaroundto
board/smartboard.Ifnoonevolunteers,orIcantgetseveral
volunteers,IwillpicknamesoffofpopsiclesticksIhaveofevery
studentsname.

andthinkingtotherestoftheclass.Iftheystruggledwiththe
problem,Icanhelpwalkthemthroughtheprocess.

5.Studentswilltakepencilandpaperandwalkaroundtothe
differentposters.Theywillcopydowntheproblemstheywantto
5.Followinglecturebasedlearning,studentswillcompletean
try.Theywillthenreturntotheirseatstocompletetheproblems.
offourproblemseachvaryingindifficulty.Theymustcorrectly
tryandcompletemoreproblems.Thereisnolimittotheamount
ofproblemstheycomplete.Iftheydonotfinishtheproblemsin
problem,themorepointsitsworth(maximumthreepoints).The class,theycanturnthemintomorrow.
questionfromeachstation.
6.Studentswillreturntotheirseatsandlistentomysuggestions
fortheirhomework.
6.Iwillgatherthestudentsbacktotheirseatsiftheyarestanding
attheposters.Wewilldiscusswhatwejustdid,aswellas
remindersofkeystepsinsimplifyingtheserationalexpressions.
Closure:Iwilltellmystudentsthatbeingabletomultiplytheseequationsanddividethemwillprovetobeveryusefulforwhenwe
problemthatwewillbetryinglaterintheunit.

CooperatingTeacherEvaluation:

Excellent

ClassroomManagement

UseofInstructionalTime

FacilitationofLesson

Implementation/

Above
Average

Average

Needs
Improvement

FacilitationofClosure

ObjectivesMet

CoopTeacherSignature________________________________________Date__________________________________________
PreserviceTeacherSelfEvaluation/Reflection:
Thoroughlyrespondtothefollowingquestions/prompts.

1.Weretheobjectivesofthislessonmet?HowdoIknowthis?

2.Rateyourmanagementoftheclassroom.Youcanuseascale
of1(low)to5(high)ifyoudlike,andprovidestatements
supportingyourrating.

3.Howwellwastheinstructionaltimeutilized?

4.WhatdidIdowell?

5.Weretherepartsofthislesson,includingmypresentationof
thelessonthatcouldbeimproved?Specificallyexplain.