Applying Backwards Design to a Traditional Textbook: An Algebra I Unit Plan

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dc.contributor.author Patterson, Meredith
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T19:54:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T19:54:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4926
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department capstone project en_US
dc.description.abstract This Capstone project consists of a backwards design format unit plan based on corresponding units from a specific traditional Algebra I textbook. The student goals that I have identified are closely aligned with standards outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as relevant Common Core Standards. The unit plan is designed to allow for both conceptual and procedural fluency; since the textbook that serves as my basis stresses skills, I have added to its activities and modified the sequence to emphasize the important role that conceptual understanding plays in the ability to think algebraically. The rationales for my individual and overarching modifications and design decisions are based on my coursework in Mathematics Education and the accompanying literature. I have structured the unit plan using the Understanding by Design framework developed by authors and educators Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe (2005). By integrating some of the valuable activities, exercises, and questions provided in the teacher’s manual of the textbook with self-designed learning experiences, I have created a unit on linear equations that provides more socially relevant opportunities for students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of linearity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject UbD Algebra Unit Plan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Algebra -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Algebra -- Textbooks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.title Applying Backwards Design to a Traditional Textbook: An Algebra I Unit Plan en_US
dc.type Capstone en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US

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