I found a great lesson plan for a unit focused on solving a system of linear equations.
Please check it out at http://math.buffalostate.edu/~it/projects/rogers.pdf
This unit plan is broken into 5 lessons. I think it is a great example of using multiple representations and Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom. The unit plan is very logical and starts with a definition of a system of linear equations. By the fifth day, or fifth lesson, students are focused on “Interdisciplinary Problem Solving” using real-world examples.
What I felt was lacking in this unit plan was a measureable objective and an appropriate assessment to determine mastery of said objective. I feel that this is often overlooked when lesson planning–how will we know if the students mastered the objective? How will we know if we effectived presented the material? I believe strongly that each plan must include this essential component.
I’d love to get your thoughts on this. Namely, can lesson plans be effective without a measurable objective? Can they be effective if there is not an appropriate assessment tool?