Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

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

Materials

  • pens/pencils

Support Materials

 

VKR Organizer

References and Web Resources

 

VKR Organizer References and Web Resources