
Peace Farm Secondary Lesson Plan 2: How to Find the Area of a Hexagon
Read moreLesson Objectives This lesson plan will help students develop spatial sense. The purpose is to allow students to use the knowledge they already know (areas of thestandard shapes I.e., triangles, squares, rectangles…etc.) to help them understand something new (the area of a hexagon). Lesson Outline Introduction Activity: Breaking up a hexagon to find the formula […]

May’s Hidden Algorithm Lesson Plan 2: The finger multiplication algorithm – an exploration into ethnomathematics in education
Read moreLesson Objectives By the end of this lesson students will start to have discussions and think about how some methods and ideas they were taught as students are not always necessarily ‘right’ or ‘better than’ other methods. The objective is to build this thinking up enough to use it throughout the next two lessons. Lesson […]

May’s Hidden Algorithm Lesson Plan 3: Making an equation
Read moreLesson Objectives Discuss and start to critically analyze the stigmatization of using body parts in math. Potential introduction to proofs or review of proofs and looking at bases in different ways (i.e. introduction to modules) By the end of this lesson students will have an algebraic and cultural understanding of the finger multiplication method. Lesson […]