# VKR Organizer

**Purpose of Strategy/Approach **

Use a VKR organizer when multiplying polynomials to teach students to monitor their own learning. Use of a VKR organizer is supported by the research of Marzano (2004) finding significant increases in student achievement on content tests with instruction of critical academic terms. Additionally, it reinforces a behavior of successful students to regulate their own learning (Costa & Kallick, 2000).

**Rationale of Lesson **

Understanding how to perform the arithmetic operation of multiplication on polynomials is fundamental to understanding that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and can be added, subtracted, and multiplied

**Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants **

Dr. Francine Johnson