It is my second year in P6 Maths. Here are things that I will need to do to design meaningful learning experience for the children. One key point that I must always remind myself is to make my thinking as visible as I can. Things that come naturally to me needs to be explained as these things might not be so natural for the students.

There would be structures in the lessons so that students would be familiar with the routine.

**Structure of lesson based on Gradual Release of Responsibility **

10 min : Factual Fluency + Review of the previous lesson

15 min : Focused instructions : Learning new concept (Activities to introduce them to new concept)

20 min : Guided Instruction/We do it together : Doing textbook/workbook exercise

5 min : I do it on my own : One question to solicit their understanding on the new concept (Exit Ticket)

5 min : Buffer

**Things to do in the lessons**

(1) State the learning objectives for the week/day. Be explicit about that.

(2) Have a regular bite-size quiz for the students (twice a week)

(3) Give them general steps in solving problem. For a start, I would be doing geometry with them. Here are the steps to guide them

(a) Label the diagram with all the information you have gathered from the question (including given angles, sides, parallel sides)

(b) Label other known angles using the following property:

– Angles **opposite** the equal sides of an isosceles **triangle**

– Vertically **opposit**e angles

– Angles **opposit**e in the **parallelogram **

– Angles in the **equilateral triangle, square, rectangle **

(c) Start from the angle that you want to find. Determine how you want to find the angles using the following property

**Other Angles**

– Angles on a straight line

– Angles at a point

– Angles between parallel lines

– Sum of angles in a triangle

**Same Angles**

– Angles **opposite** the equal sides of an isosceles **triangle**

– Vertically **opposit**e angles

– Angles **opposit**e in the **parallelogram **

– Angles in the **equilateral triangle, square, rectangle **