Your Understanding-first Trigonometry
Implementation Report (& Peer Reviews)
I have said this already - there is no point in learning a new strategy if you don't implement it a few times with your students. And once you have implemented, we all want to know about your implementations experiences.
If you have already implemented the Understanding-first approach to Trig - awesome! Let us know in a short paragraph or two how it went for you and your students.
However, you may not have had an opportunity to implement yet. If this is you you have two options:
- Implement the unit when it comes up in your schedule.
- Implement some principles from the mini course (Brick Wall, Creating a Need to Learn, Interleaved Questions, a De-compartmentalised Approach) in other units of work.
The big risk is ...
The risk is, you intend to implement it, but life gets in the way. Then two months pass, and you simply forget to do it.
Please on't be that person - make it happen. Put it in your planner!
Keep the weekly reminder emails coming (don't turn them off) until you've implemented and written your report!
I look forward to reading your report when you post it!
Respond to at least one implementation report from each of the two implementation pages. Click 'Reply' to the post you want to peer-review and then post your reply.
Keep progressing to the last page of the last module ...
After writing your comment, navigate through all pages of this and the next (final) module. The last page is where you inform us you have finished!
A past implementation ...
I have used the approach twice (y9 2021 and y9 2022). Loved the trig resources - the way the worksheets mix up the questions is very good. The 2022 class took a while to cope with working at their own pace due to being such a mixed class so some of the students didn’t get enough practice on the last page or two. Will need to deal with that better next time.
Well done Matthew. Re 'some of the students didn’t get enough practice on the last page or two' ... I always transition them into the 'real world' questions (half way into the usual unit of work) as they complete the worksheets. That way everyone completes all of the worksheet questions. (And then use some extension exercises for those who finish the whole unit early.