Saturday, August 20, 2016

Algebra 1 Concept Map

I am excited to be teaching Algebra 1 again this year. It's been about 6 years (more?). I have other classes, too, but this is the one that I haven't taught for a while, so I am a new person and hopefully I can bring all the new things I've learned in the last while to the little kidlets. I was at PCMI this summer, and one of the key take-aways I will be using in class is more and more frequent reflections on just about everything. The kids should be processing their information and recalling it frequently. I know this is nothing new, but I want to make a conscious effort this year for this.

Also, I love how my AP Calculus AB and APCS concept maps turned out to work in the last 2 years, so I will be handing out this concept map to my students in Algebra 1 this year:


Here is a link if you so choose.

12 comments:

  1. Stunning! Love it! Inspired to think about what it would look like for Geometry and my new College Readiness Math class. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks. I hope it shows the "forest" and the "trees" to the students.

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  2. Hi, do you have a blog that explains the different sections of the concept map? Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Hello. I don't explain this anywhere. I am just going to use it periodically in class when we learn a new skill/topic and then see where it all fits. I am thinking that as the year goes on, they will see how everything is connected. I will probably adjust it next year if I see it needs improvement.

      Did I answer your question? Let me know if I didn't.

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  4. Reallyy helpful that.

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  5. Yikes, I hadn't realized you responded to my question. Today I reread the post and scrolled down to comment....I had the same question as before ; )
    This is a great visual for students and I will use it. Thank you for sharing.
    Here's my question: You write RepreSent, why are you capitalizing sent?

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  6. Hi showmeyourwork. I write RepreSENT, because I've gotten in the habit of whenever I say that word to go really low and loud on the "sent", I guess I heard it in some modern context. Anyway, just an inside joke.

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  7. I never really thought about creating a visual that would help the students to connect the concepts within the course. I think it is a great idea. I am going to think about how I can apply it to my mathematics 1 and mathematics 3 classes.

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  8. Thanks again for this blog post as a reminder. I catch myself not showing how concepts relate more often than I'd like, when a student is able to articulate they aren't seeing the why.

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