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On this page you will find:
1. An overview of the process I took to design my lessons
2. A link to my unit lesson for Ratios and Rates
3. A link to a resource that helps promote talking in math
4. Student work samples
5. Links to lessons that incorporate vocabulary and discourse in math
1. An overview of the process I took to design my lessons
2. A link to my unit lesson for Ratios and Rates
3. A link to a resource that helps promote talking in math
4. Student work samples
5. Links to lessons that incorporate vocabulary and discourse in math
After diving into what a flipped classroom looks like, I really got interested in the idea of a modified flipped classroom. This meant that students were working independently on direct instruction. For my class, that included a instructional video of their teacher (me) showing examples of how to solve math problems as well as learning the meanings of the math vocabulary words. While this process took some time for me to record and upload the videos, I really saw the benefits in the classroom when students were given time to learn at their own pace. Additionally, I saw a huge increase in student engagement in the lessons because they were able to literally plug in and concentrate, while I had a chance to check in with individual students.
My students were also paired up and worked together to solve their video problem and then recorded their videos together. Supporting them to communicate about math with quick write assignments, as well as showing positive ways to speak to each other was essential. Click on the graphic to the right to see the full website that supports mathematical discourse. One direction I took when incorporating vocabulary into my lessons was to give students a way to record their learning with the Frayer Model graphic organizer for vocabulary. Click on my lesson plan below to see my Ratios and Rates unit lesson. In the lesson you will find links to my Vocabulary slides, Assessments and the Feedback Rubric.

Student Work Samples
Lessons that support vocabulary and speaking in math
Click on the image above to see this lesson on multiplication and division with fractions by Kris Carey that uses discourse and vocabulary "language partners".

Explore this lesson, Introduction to Ratios by Michelle Schade that encourages students to explain the meaning of a ratio using math vocabulary and sentence starters. 
In this lesson by Andrea Palmer, students learn the vocabulary involving area, perimeter and angles. Students work in teams to write about and pair share strategies to solving tough problems.

Refer to this article called Math Out Loud by math specialist Robyn Silbey that emphasizes how communication can be a key to helping students understand math concepts.
