RETURN TO MICHAEL KOCHER’S PORTFOLIO
I believe that a well prepared lesson is extremely important in maintaining classroom management. In a K&E class, preparation is vital. This Here is an example of a successful lesson for a Knowledge & Employability math class. I found that I needed to modify my typical lesson plan format to order to accommodate the different skill levels and attention spans. ~ Michael
Lesson Title/Focus  Complementary & Supplementary  Date  November 12 
Subject/Grade Level  Math: 104  Time Duration  65min 
Unit  Shape & Space (Transformation)  Teacher  Michael 
OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES  
General Learning Outcomes:  Students will:use visualization and symmetry to:
use variables and equations to express, summarize and apply relationships as problemsolving tools in a restricted range of contexts. 

Specific Learning Outcomes:  Students will:


Differentiated LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Students will:


ASSESSMENTS  
Observations: 


Key Questions: 


Products/Performances: 


LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED  MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT  



PROCEDURE  
Introduction  Time: 56 min  
Attention Grabber  Display complimentary angle joke from SMART Notes. Students are already familiar with acute angles.  
Warmup or settledown activity  Settledown activity: As this is a double period (before lunch/after lunch), students are typically more restless. If students are having trouble concentrating after the attention grabber, give them a min or two to talk to their neighbor and talk about the long weekend. Then raise hand to get class attention.  2 min (if needed)  
Set Expectations  During class we will learn a new game. Each round we will add a new rule to the game. It is important that you watch carefully if you want to win! <Show students the prizes>  
Define Lesson Objectives  Today we will learn about two different categories for angles. We will also learn to play a new card came.  
Transition to Body  In carpentry, construction, design, and engineering, there are two very important angles: Straight lines and right angles. We’ve already learned about these, now we will learn how to classify them.  
Body  Time: 5055 min  
Learning Activity #1  SMART Notes:
Definitions to remember:

1215 min  
Assessments/ Differentiation:  Pause during notes and examples. Go around the room to those students who typically miss directions and help them one on one.  
Learning Activity #2  Practice time:Note: If student attention level is low, or if students are struggling with the concept, take the break now.Hand out the formative assessment. “Here is a short practice sheet with problems you would expect to answer if you had a job in carpentry.” You can work alone or ask a teacher or a friend for help.  15 min  
Assessments/ Differentiation  The practice page will be too difficult for some of the students. Go around to those students and pick just a few for them to do. Instruct them to raise their hand when they have finished so you can check their work and give them a few more if needed. 

—BREAK— Refocusing Activity 
Youtube video: Complimentary & Supplementary.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO20ZgUzlc0“Here is a short video to help remember the differences between complimentary and supplementary angles”  3 min  
Learning Activity #3  “Free the Joker” – Algebra Card GameStudents divide into groups of two. Each group gets a deck of cards. Make sure the jokers are set aside.One student will place the Joker and a few other cards on the mat.Rule for student creating the board:
Rules for student freeing the joker: Level 1
Optional: Add up the values of the cards on the other side of the mat to discover the value of the joker’s bail. Level 2: Fractions
Note: If students run out of cards they can make their own extras. 
20 min or until 6 min of class remain.  
Assessments/ Differentiation  If students are understanding the game and find it too easy, add level two.  
Closure  Time: 57 min  
Reflection of Learning:  Exit slip: Two hits and a miss.List two things you learned today, and one thing you found hard to get.  4min  
Feedback From Students:  How would you rate the game? Give me 1 finger for easy, 2 for medium, or 3 for hard.  
Feedback To Students  Positive reinforcement for the students who preformed or behaved well during class. Thank them, and invite everyone to improve for the second half of class.  
Transition To Next Lesson  Meet back here after lunch! We’ll add another level to the game, and learn about coordinate grids. 
Sponge Activity/Activities  If needed:Run a copy of:
Students sometimes like to take a vote. Dragon box requires less class energy. 
Reflections from the lesson 
Did you:
 Practice positive reinforcement?
 Interact with each student?
 Include applications to real life employment?