Instructional Routines

Here for the first time? Interested in finding out more about instructional routines before diving into the examples below? Check out this page that describes our instructional routines.

Interested in finding a task for one of our routines? Use the filters below to look for instructional routines for particular courses and units.

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Description:
Use the structure of a circle to find the length of AB.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Find the coordinates of a midpoint between two points.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of the grid to help learn how to compare angle size.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structure of the grid to help learn how to compare angle size.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structure of the grid and construction markers to learn how to compare angle size.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use grid structure to describe how much a triangle has moved.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 4
Description:
Use visual structure and transformations to quickly and efficiently calculate the number of triangles.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 4
Description:
Use the structure of reflections and translations of a tessellation to find the number of pentagons.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 4
Description:
Use construction marks to identify equal sides in order to measure lengths.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Use construction marks to identify equal sides in order to measure lengths.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Use construction marks to identify equal sides in order to measure lengths.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
1
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

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