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.

To create your own Contemplate then Calculate tasks, fill out this form (and use a Google or Google Apps for Education email), you will be shared on a folder with the necessary template files.

To create your own Connecting Representations tasks, fill out this form (and use a Google or Google Apps for Education email), you will be shared on a folder with the necessary template files.

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Description:
Use what students know about congruent triangles (and transformations!) to find a missing angle measure in a parallelogram.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
2
Big Idea: Big Idea 4
Description:
Use geometric properties in a polygon to find an unknown angle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
2
Big Idea: Big Idea 5
Description:
Use geometric properties in a polygon to find an unknown angle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
2
Big Idea: Big Idea 5
Description:
Use geometric properties in a polygon to find an unknown angle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
2
Big Idea: Big Idea 5
Description:
Use the structure of a periodic graph to determine the period.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a similar triangles to find a missing length.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a dilated triangle to find a missing length.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the repeated structure of a set of similar triangles to find the value of a missing side length.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use what students know about symmetry and coordinates to find a coordinate on a circle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Either chunk the diagram in order to find the center of the circle or connect to what students know about completing the square to therefore find the equation of the circle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Connect to what students know about the Pythagorean theorem and reading coordinates to find the center of a circle.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Use the structure of a similar triangles to find a missing length.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 2

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