Teaching P6 Std Maths for the 2nd year

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 opposite angles

–  Angles opposite 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 opposite angles

–  Angles opposite in the parallelogram 

– Angles in the equilateral triangle, square, rectangle