Lesson from Algebra 1 text–does it follow Bloom’s Taxonomy?

I really enjoyed this task. As a teacher, it is important that I understand Bloom’s Taxonomy. Why? So that student’s can take on an increasing level of the cognitive load as the lesson progresses. Let’s take a look at one of Glencoe’s Algebra 1 textbook. 

The lesson can be found at http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/algebra1_05/extra_examples/chapter3/lesson3_1.pdf

The lesson asks students to complete the following 5 tasks:

1. Translate sentences into equations

2. Use the 4 step plan

3. Write a formula

4. Translate equations into sentence

5. Write a problem

This is a good example of Bloom’s Taxonomy because the lesson begins with Understanding and progresses to Creation. There’s a little back and forth in the middle, but I think it is efficient and allows the student to show a fairly good comprehension of the material. What do you think?

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