Lesson plan

6.1.4 Spotlight Lesson: Parallelograms

teaches Common Core State Standards MP8 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP8
teaches Common Core State Standards MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
teaches Common Core State Standards 6.G.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/G/A/1

6.1.4 Spotlight Lesson: Parallelograms

This is the Student Spotlight version of Grade 6, Unit 1, Lesson 4. 

Within the lesson activities are embedded videos showing interactive discussions between 3 students along with visuals of their work. Students have access to these peer discourse exemplars as they are building, solidifying, and practicing their conceptual development. Students also share their work and thinking through photos and audio recordings. 

  • Teachers can use the videos as a model while instructing a concept in a live or virtual classroom environment.  They serve as an exemplar of small group collaborative discussion. (synchronous)

  • Students can access at point of use in the platform to help guide their thinking and see other student’s reasoning and strategies.  (asynchronous)

  • Students can use it as a “checkpoint” or a “peer check” during independent work time. (asynchronous)

  • Parents can use it as a school-to-home connection tool to help with understanding the math, supporting their students in learning, and helping with homework. (asynchronous)