

TEACHER CANDIDATE 

DATE IMPLEMENTED


COOPERATING TEACHER



Emily Frieders


Day 9


Prof. Johnson



CURRICULUM AREAS


GRADE LEVEL(S)




English/Language Arts 

K 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 



Foreign Language 








X 








Health/Physical Education 





History/Government 

TEACHING MODEL(S)


INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH(ES)



X 
Mathematics 


Cooperative Learning 




Music 


Direct Instruction 


Concept Attainment 



Science 

X 
Indirect Instruction 


Demonstration/Modeling 



Social Studies 


SelfDirected Instruction 


Discussion 



Technology 


Questioning 


Guided Inquiry 



Visual Arts 




X 
Guided/Unguided Practice 








Lecture 










LESSON LENGTH
(hours/days) 

X 
Individual 


Skill Attainment 


InClass Time 
50 mins 


Small Group 

X 
Workshop 


Outof Class Time 
20 mins 


Whole Class 















GOALS 


To be able to understand what a quadrilateral is and recognize
each one by name, and state why it is that particular one. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
(action verb, condition, degree) 


By using the website, the students
will recognize quadrilaterals on their own and take ownership of
the learning.
The students will organize quadrilaterals by doing a worksheet
for homework. 


RELATED LEARNING STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS 


9.B.3
Identify, describe, classify and compare two and three
dimensional geometric figures and models according to their
properties. 


MATERIALS
Attach copies of
materials designed/selected for student/instructional use 
PREPARATION / MANAGEMENT 


Worksheet
Computers 
Check out the website before the students use it.
Arrive at the computer lab early and turn on all computers and
get to the correct website. 


INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES 


INTRODUCTION
(hook, focus, key question, motivation)
Indicate time length 


On my way to school
today I kept noticing all the shapes of the signs. The stop sign
is an octagon, the speed limit signs are rectangle, and so on.
Geometry must be on my mind today…and no wonder, today we are
studying quadrilaterals. You will get a chance to go on the
computer and play around making shapes that are only
quadrilaterals. But first you have to watch me have some fun and
answer my questions then it’s your turn. So let’s get going
shall we?!? ( 2 mins) 


Indicate
time length

LEARNER ACTIVITIES

TEACHER ACTIVITIES 


2 mins 
Students sit at the
computers facing away from them so they are not messing with
them.

Sit down at the computers
and turn away from the screen and look at the giant screen. Here
are a few rules: you are to stay only on the provided websites.
You will not surf the web and if you are seen you will be sent
to the office to call your parents and explain to them why you
are in trouble and what you were doing on another site.



8 mins 
The students will then
turn to the computers and follow along as the teacher goes
through the lesson.

The teacher will have a
student come work the computer as they walk through the website
to teach the lesson. The teacher will then walk around to make
sure students stay on the correct site and answer any questions
that they are.



6 mins 
The students will explore
the website to get a better understanding of quadrilaterals.

The teacher will then give
the students a chance to explore the website since there is an
interactive activity on there.



10 mins 
http://shapeinlay.fupa.com/
The students will play the shapes in lay game with
quadrilaterals to see how they fit together.
Once they completed that game
they will go and play shape switcher
http://www.fupa.com/game/Puzzlesflashgames/shapeswitcher.html
and figure out why they
switched the shapes they did.

The teacher will walk
around asking the students what shapes are being moved together
and why they are fitting together spending 1 min with each
student.



15 mins 
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/mathmatchgame.html
The students will go to this
site to play some math games. They will spend 5 mins on the
matching the shapes trying to get the fastest time in the class.

The students will play the
games on the site and the teacher will tell them when 5 minutes
are up to switch to the next game. They will play a total of 3
games. 2 of them are matching shapes to each other and its name.
The last one will be their choice so they have some fun. Walk
around asking students why the shapes match or why they picked
that game.



5 mins 
The students will fill out
evaluations about the games that they played. They will write
what they learned from it or if it was just a waste of their
time.




ASSESSMENT OF LEARNER PERFORMANCE
(must be parallel to learning
objectives)
Indicate time length 


The worksheet will be
graded on accuracy of their matching abilities. 


CLOSURE
(summary, wrapup, set for next lesson)
Indicate time length 


Today we studied quadrilaterals and
even got to create our own. For homework tonight I would like
you to draw up some more quadrilaterals and explain what makes
them that. Then you should also name them and we will hang
everyone’s shape up around the room and possibly will be tested
on some of them. Have fun with this assignment but also make
sure your reasoning is correct to what we learned today. Have a
great rest of the day and tomorrow we will be learning about
circles. See you all tomorrow and I can not wait to see what you
come up with. (2 mins) 


EXTENSIONS AND/OR RELATED ACTIVITIES 


The students could go back into
pictures that we have already looked at from the landscapes of
different countries and pick out the quadrilaterals. Students
could also use Geoboards to make quadrilaterals as well.



MODIFICATIONS FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS 


For the students who are my computer/technology enthusiasts this
lesson will give then a chance to shine. They will get to have
fun on the computer and still learn something while doing it.
For those who are my creative and visual learners the homework
will help them to understand the concept more. The learners who
are more hands on will really benefit from the interactive
activities on the computer. For those learners who are more
advanced than others they will be allowed to go off exploring on
the site after the lesson. However they will have to stay on the
websites that are provided just will be able to progress and go
farther than other students. 


SOURCES USED IN PREPARATION OF THIS LESSON PLAN 


http://www.mathsisfun.com/quadrilaterals.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/quadrilateralsinteractive.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/mathmatchgame.html
Middle Grades Math: Tools for Success, Course 2 


REFLECTION ON STUDENT LEARNING & LESSON IMPLEMENTATION 






























