public lessons

public lessons

These Public Lessons have been developed by the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and are taught by practicing teachers and professional developers. These lessons have been extensively field-tested in multiple settings and refined over time, and are generally presented to an audience of participating students and observing teachers. Most draw on learning tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS).

imageJake Disston & Jesse Ragent
7th & 8th Grade

featured lesson

Sorting Graphs, Equations and Tables

Jacob Disston and Jesse Ragent lead a lesson and card sort activity to deepen students' understanding of the connections between different representations of functions—graphs, t-charts, and equations. Students work together to sort functions into different groupings and to "find a triple" — an equation, a table, and a graph that all make up a "family, triple, or set."