Teacher Planning Notes for Unit 3 (PDF)
The Initial Task for a unit is intended to both preview the upcoming mathematics for a student and help teachers see how their students understand the mathematics prior to the unit.
The resources for Big Idea 1 focus on analyzing quantities from a situation and using them to write an equation or inequality. The distinction between a function and equation is also explored.
The resources for Big Idea 2 focus on solving equations and inequalities, and using visual models and properties to explain each step in the process involved in solving equations and inequalities.
The resources for Big Idea 3 focus on analyzing quantities from a situation and using them to write and solve equations or inequalities with the variable on both sides of the equality or inequality sign.
A Formative Assessment Lesson (also known as a Classroom Challenge) is a carefully designed lesson that both supports teachers in understanding how students make sense of the unit's mathematics and offers students opportunities to revisit and deepen their understanding of that mathematics.
Re-engagement means going back to a familiar problem or task and looking at it again in different ways, with a new lens, or going deeper into the mathematics. This is often done by showing examples of student work and providing prompts to help students think about the mathematical ideas differently. This guide provides more information on how to design re-engagement lessons for your students which you can use at any time during a unit where you think it will be helpful for students to revisit a specific mathematical idea before moving on.
The End of Unit Assessment is intended to surface how students understand the mathematics in relation to the end of year goal of a Regents examination. To support retention, the end of unit assessments are intentionally designed with spiralled questions from previous units.