two plans for the same lesson on multiplying polynomials

Algebra I (Year 1)

Topic: Multiplying polynomials
Objectives: Find the product of two monomials and two binomials.

Note: Instruction guided by preassessment (end of chapter test)

10:00–10:30 Whole group Introduce and demonstrate the FOIL (first, outer, inner, last) method using explicit instruction. Call on students to help solve problems (guided practice).
10:30–10:45 Pairs or independent Assign class problems and allow students to work with a partner or alone to complete. Monitor students as they work.
10:45–10:55 Whole group Review problems or steps that students are having difficulty with.
Algebra I (Year 4)

Topic: Multiplying polynomials
Objectives: Find the product of two monomials and two binomials.

Note: Instruction guided by preassessment (teacher-created)

10:00–10:20 Whole group Introduce and demonstrate the FOIL method. Make available graphic organizers that students can use to take notes.
10:20–10:45 Small group Work with struggling learners. Help students to solve problems using graphic organizers.
Independent Other students will work on tiered activities in the learning center.
10:45–10:55 Whole group Review and answer any questions.
Pass out exit cards to get an idea of who understands the topic and what needs to be reviewed the following lesson.

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