A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.
- Provide the students with five minutes to ensure that their flag design is ready to be presented to the rest of the class.
- Explain to the students that they are each going to present their flag design to the class. While they are presenting, they must explain:
- their design elements e.g. the picture or symbol
- the reasons behind their spacing choices
- whether they think they have correctly followed all the spacing guidelines.
- Allow each student in the class to present their flag design. Ask questions of the class during the presentations, such as:
- Which design elements stand out on this flag?
- What do you like about this flag?
- Are you noticing any similarities in the designs being presented?
- Once the presentations are complete, ask the students to hold up their flag designs so that everyone can choose the design they like the best. Conduct a vote by secret ballot and reveal to the class the most popular design.
- Collect the students’ booklets in order to monitor each student’s understanding of the investigation’s objectives. Due to the open-ended nature of this investigation, students’ responses will vary significantly.
- Allow more confident students to speak freely about their flag design, with minimal teacher questioning.
- Support less confident students to speak about their flag design through scaffolding questions.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
- used strategic whole class or individual questioning
- observed student participation during learning activities
- recorded student progress on a checklist
- annotated student work samples
- collected and reviewed student work samples
- facilitated whole class or peer feedback sessions
- encouraged student self-reflection
- administered formal assessment tasks.
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