Poster paper, construction paper, white paper, and lined paper

Markers, tape, and glue sticks

Classroom copies of textbooks

Student group assignments (3-6 groups)

Have all materials out on student desks, or conveniently laid out for students to help themselves to so they can start right away, with minimal instruction from you. Don’t forget to circle which if/else statements students should be presenting on.

Pacing Guide

Section

Total Time

Student practice

20min

Student mini-lessons

15–25min

Practice exercises

15min

Procedure

Your hook for today’s lesson is to turn the reins over to students immediately. Have instructions printed out and sitting at team work stations (or on student desks). Make students answer their own questions using the instruction sheet and text book.

Student Practice [20 minutes]

Give students 20 minutes to prepare their presentation. Use a timer and periodically announce how much time is left in class so students can pace themselves.

Student Mini-Lessons [15 minutes]

Give students 5 minutes per team to present their topic.

Encourage students to ask questions, and be sure to ask a question or two of each team (depending on how many teams you have).

Worksheet [15 minutes]

Leave about 10–15 minutes at the end of class for students to individually complete practice questions:

Self-Check 4.5: ifElseMystery1

Self-Check 4.6: ifElseMystery2

Exercise 4.3: season

College Board Topic Questions

After this lesson, students will be able to answer questions from the College Board Unit 3 Topic Questions 3.5 Compound Boolean expressions, 3.6 Equivaletn Boolean Expressions, and 3.7 Comparing Objects

Accommodation and Differentiation

Circle around the room to help students through reading the text in the textbook. Make sure that each of your working teams are properly stratified (rather than using tiered grouping).

If students are speeding along, encourage students to write down questions to pose to other groups during mini-lessons.