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


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Support Materials


VKR Organizer

References and Web Resources


VKR Organizer References and Web Resources