Instructional Routines

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Description:
Pay attention to the structure of an equation and use the structure to solve the equation more easily.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Chunk a pair of visual sequences in order to find relationships between the two sequences and find where they have the same value.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Chunk a pair of visual sequences in order to find relationships between the two sequences and find where they have the same value.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a pair of lines on a graph to determine where the two lines will meet.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a bar graph to compare growth rates and then predict future growth.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Students will use the relationships between equations to solve for two variables.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Students will use the structure of a system of three visual equations to find the value of a variable.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structure of a set of systems of equations to find relationships between the equations and to use those relationships to find the value of a variable in the system.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structural relationship (chunking visually) to find a shortcut between two sets of flags.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structure of an diagram to find a solution to a graphical systems of equations that is hidden from view.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Students will use the structure of a visual pattern that is growing in two dimensions to calculate the area of a subsequent figure. Attention should be paid to the connection between area and quadratic functions.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a quadratic sequence to find a missing value.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1

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