Note: This curriculum is based on a schedule with 50 minute classes. In addition, I’m a firm believer in having a very flexible pace because I believe teachers should have discretion when determining how much time to focus on concepts. So, if your students need extra time with transformations, for example, then spend extra days with them. This curriculum is definitely not one size fits all, and I actually go at a different pace each year. Please feel free to use it as a guide, but certainly do not feel like you’re doing something wrong if you don’t follow it day by day.
1st Nine Weeks:
Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Laying the Foundation for Groupwork
Day 3 – Formative Assessment (Taco Cart) / Solidify Group Norms
Day 4 – Which Shape is the Largest? (Distance Formula)
Make a why group work slides (color palette too) showing research and also talking about culture (racial reconciliation type stuff). Have to learn to work with different people in a healthy way and disagree in a healthy way.