Listly by April Davis
This list includes lesson plans that incorporate "The 6 - 21st Century Skills Employers Want Across Industries".
This is a probability and data analysis lesson where students apply graphing and other probability skills to real-world situations. Students will create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply these to a selected real-world situation. All six 21st century skills are present in this lesson.
Students will review math skills related to a specific unit of study and work collaboratively in small groups to create, play and assess a game on a selected math concept which reinforces the skills. Students will then give feedback on the games played and then self-reflect on their games. All six 21st century skills are present in this lesson.
Students will play the game, Wuzzit Trouble, a game that playfully challenges students to solve fun puzzles, while seamlessly developing mathematical thinking abilities, including systems and critical thinking, pattern recognition, algebraic thinking, problem solving, and number sense. Students will reflect on their thinking either orally or in writing. Students are encouraged throughout their game play to use a tool, SnapThought for use in their reflection. The 21st century skills, technology, critical thinking, communication and collaboration are present in this lesson.
Students will review perimeter before explaining area. Students will be able to define area and calculate the area of squares and rectangles in a real world context. They will develop their fluency with area through manipulatives, activities and discussions. The 21st century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity are present in this lesson.
Students will be able to represent a ratio using a diagram and use a ratio table to find the value of one part when given the value of the other part. Students will pair partner on practice problems and share answers using a document camera to show understanding. The 21st century skills, collaboration, communication, and technology are present in this lesson.
Students will be able to develop a general algorithm for dividing fractions. In this lesson they will divide by a unit fraction and a non-unit fraction. Students will work in pairs to answer some questions by using diagrams and then share their observations about their group's diagrams and answers. The 21st century skills, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking are present in this lesson.
In this lesson students will analyze questions and the kinds of responses they can expect from the questions. They will learn the difference between statistical and non-statistical questions and recognize variability. The 21st century skills, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking are present in this lesson.
Students will be asked about the definition of ratios, proportion, and percent. Students will partner and think-pair-share about each before watching a video on each. Student will then solve related real-world word problems and equations. The 21st century skills, technology, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity are present in this lesson.
Students will continue to develop their understanding of Mean and Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) as measures of center and spread. They will practice for computing and comparing distributions and interpreting the data. The 21st century skills, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking are present in this lesson.
In this lesson students will learn how to use the IQR to describe the spread of data. They will also explore the range and interquartile range (IQR) of a distribution as two ways to measure its spread. The 21st century skills, collaboration and communication are present in this lesson.