This set of Board Sessions consists of an entire year's worth of material from a typical Algebra II class. The order may be a bit different from the order in which the buyer/user is used to . . . but that's the beauty of having all twenty sessions . . . you can use the problems in any order and whenever your heart desires. The intent is to give a teacher problems for their students to do at the board. ( An early aside . . . Though this was NOT their original purpose, any of the twenty sessions included in this package would be perfect for a Blizzard Bag. They're already to go digitally for a net assignment, but can also be run off for the bag. . . . and you've ALREADY got the answers/solutions to the problems once the students return to school ! ) Many other uses are possible . . . and since the solutions are included they could even be given as review to students at the last minute when you know you won't have time to go over them in class.
These are problems in which NO CALCULATOR is necessary. All come out fairly nicely with a little scratch work. Though they were designed to be done “on the boards” you might find them to be a source for “No Calculator” parts of quizzes and/or tests. Rather than merely give only the answers we’ve also included the solutions and explanations so you can see what the student will be confronted with. The problems in the board sessions might also be quite helpful for: class openers or closers, quiz bowl practice or quiz bowl questions, math enrichment, Math Counts prep, math review, standards and common core work, teacher-led discussions on getting the answer efficiently, and SAT – ACT - Proficiency Test prep.
The review/enrichment sheets in our Board Sessions series “cover” material much faster than nearly any course in America teaches the topics. We wanted 20 review/enrichment sheets per course, so we divided the number of content pages in any one course book by twenty and designed the board sheet problems to get through the entire book. Few middle school and high school classes ever make it through the entire book. Because of this you will find a lot of enrichment material in the sheets, particularly in the last five, or so, for each grade/course. This does not mean that the rest of the board sessions will not be very helpful to you. Quite the contrary. We believe that knowing basic properties, powers, and fraction/decimal/percent equivalents is very important even though they’re not stressed as they should be in the common core standards. You can’t learn the standard until you’ve built its foundation. Nearly every one of our board sessions has a set of exponential expressions to simplify, generally using the order of operations, and a set of open sentences to solve. Mastery of these two concepts is critical for success in upper level math. These board sessions all work to accomplish the same goals. You will notice the same “numbers” occurring frequently. This is intentional. Constant reinforcement helps build that strong foundation that is so needed.
Why “board sessions”? You can only learn to dance by doing it. You can only learn to play football, or soccer by doing it. And you can only learn math by doing it. Unfortunately homework is, all too frequently, something that does not get done. These board sessions enable the student to do problems under your supervision. A major goal is to keep the student from getting bored during class. An active student is a student less likely to get bored. Either getting your students out of their seats and up to the board . . . or doing problems in their seats on white boards, increases active learning. Our board sessions will help prevent a student from “bored dumb.”
Complete Set 20 Algebra II Board Sessions,Review WITH solutions,ACT/SAT Prep
by Matt Lora
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