Essential Questions & Enduring Understandings
P - Primary Algebra
- Equivalence: How can I use the mathematical meaning of “equivalence” to solve problems?
- Variables: How can I use variables to solve problems?
- Patterns and Relationships: How can I use patterns, rules, and relationships to solve problems?
A - Affective
- There are many ways of being smart, and people are usually smarter in some ways than others.
- When students understand and can reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses, it helps them to succeed.
- When students understand and can reflect on their own types of intelligence, it helps them to succeed.
- Respecting others’ points of view includes recognizing that everyone is unique.
- Even within the TARGET community, students have many similarities and differences.
- It is important for a person to be effective members their communities.
- Being a self-directed learner means taking responsibility for oneself intellectually, emotionally and socially.
- The ability to set and reach toward short and long term goals is a key to success.
- Setting realistic expectations will lead to success, and includes knowing how to set priorities.
- Being proactive in seeking opportunities for one’s own growth and development is important for psychological health and happiness
C - Cognitive
- What is Convergent Thinking?
- What is Divergent Thinking?
- What is the Evaluative Thinking Process?
E - Extension
- How do I identify relationships within the information/topic of study?
- What skills are important for a scientist?
- How do I use resources to find information?
- How do I use thinking skills to identify relationships?
- How do scientists seek answers to their questions?