Instructional Routines

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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
Description:
Use the structure of a triangle diagram to find a ratio of two lengths.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Use the structure of a pair of triangle diagrams to find a missing area because if the heights of two triangles are the same, the ratio of their areas is the ratio of their bases.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Chunk and/or change the form of a diagram to construct an argument about the value of an angle, implicitly using the reference angle to do so.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Chunk a circle diagram to focus on individual angles, to then find the value of an angle in radians.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
3
Big Idea: Big Idea 3
Description:
Students will have opportunity to better understand symmetry of an even function. This is meant to help prepare students for further investigation of even and odd functions.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the point-symmetry (structure) of an odd function to identify a point on the odd function.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a pair of right triangles to find missing lengths.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
Use the structure of a dilated right triangle to find a missing length.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Geometry
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 1
Description:
To use the structure of a quadratic equation to find shortcuts for solving quadratic equations.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2
Description:
Students can use different strategies to predict how many real solutions a quadratic function written in vertex form has.
Instructional Routine Type:
Contemplate then Calculate
Course:
Algebra II
Unit:
4
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 II
Unit:
4
Big Idea: Big Idea 2

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