"A number of studies, like one from CMU, have shown that people perform better in math and sciences if fifty percent of the participants are women" (Berson, B).
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The use of backwards design is an effective way to structure lesson planning for standards based learning and assessment. I have distilled the info from Wiggins and Mctighe to my understanding of a brief outline of the process. I use the acronym: SAL.
Questions are an extremely valuable tool to help students gain access to information. By scaffolding the question asking process for students, they will have a better chance to gain access to important information (Payne, 2008).
This is an extremely truncated version of some info from Jo Boaler.
I am not going to go into detail on these ideas, just mention them for reference (Boaler & Humphreys, 2005: pp. 49-52).
By: Mr. Woodford
I will reflect on ideas and practices I learn through my formative years as a classroom math teacher.