Instructional Routines

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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
Description:
Make connections between the operations used to model how a figure changes in a pattern to predict future values.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Change the form of a bar graph to make it easier to find the mean value.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
7
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Chunk a group of numbers based on their arrangement to find a shortcut to find the median value of the numbers.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
7
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a growing sequence to create equivalent quadratic functions that describe the growth.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
6
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure (zero-product property or a sequence of subtraction calculations) to quickly find the solution to a linear equation.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
6
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the numerical structure of a number to find factors of that number to use to solve a quadratic equation.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
6
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
To use the structure of a quadratic equation to find shortcuts for solving quadratic equations.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
6
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Use the structure of a visual to quickly count the number of squares in the shape.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra I
Unit:
6
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Use the structure of a shape to quickly count using area.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a set of cubes to find a shortcut for finding the volume of the stack of cubes.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the tilted pyramid to help students visualize three dimensions.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
5
Big Idea: Big Idea 1

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