Lesson 4

Posted June 2, 2017 by sgibbs

For each Lesson in Module 1, reflect on how you would teach this in your class, focusing on one of the following components of the lesson (choose a different component for each lesson/reflection in Module 1).

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Teaching Summary (do activities or estimated times need to be changed?)
  • Suggested Assessment Questions
  • Standards
  • Responsiveness to various student needs

Post your reflection here. 


Submitted by kcwgtt on Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:10 · Permalink

There are a lot of standards that are connected to this lesson. I don't know how a teacher could assure that their class has met all of them. While I agree the lesson covers the standards listed, I question their practicality in the process of providing instruction. For example, NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practice Standards - Practice 3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations incorporates Practice 4 and 5. By having all of the standards apply muddles what the instructor should put their emphasis on in the lesson.

Submitted by eso on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:13 · Permalink

My major learning objective in this lesson is to show that probability makes things random. Because this is an introduction to probability for them, it would be fun to also talk about various methods that I use randomness to call on various scholars when I want someone other than a volunteer to participate.

Submitted by person11d on Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:35 · Permalink

Ideally, for this activity, I would like to have dice for each pair of students to roll rather than to use a dice simulator on the computer. After they complete the worksheet with their partner, we will discuss probability in regards to the dice and other examples they can provide like a coin. I will also have some of my other dice sets with me and we can discuss which dice would have a higher or lower probability a 20 sided die or a 4 sided die. From there we will go into the two dice wiggle walk, easing into how these probabilities will cause the turtles to wiggle.