Teacher Planning Notes for Unit 6 (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 quadratic expressions or equations, justifying whether they are equivalent, and creating equivalent quadratic equations or expressions.
The resources for Big Idea 2 focus on solving an equation using a variety of methods and then specifically solving quadratic equations in vertex form using an algebraic method.
The resources for Big Idea 3 focus on creating equivalent quadratic equations or expressions that support students in solving a quadratic equation by completing the square, applying the zero product property, or using the quadratic formula.
The resources for Big Idea 4 focus on determining and describing the key characteristics about a quadratic from its equation and creating quadratic models to solve problems.
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.