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This podcast is part of the series: Alabama Quality Teaching Standards Demonstration Lessons
Governors Commission on Quality Teaching in cooperation with Spain Park High School, Hoover City Schools
Part 2 of 2 This video begins with a continuation of the discussion about how to determine the area of a regular polygon. It then continues with a unique, hands on, approach to explaining the formula for the area of a circle.
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Download the Geometry Lesson.
Content Areas: Math, Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_1.A.1: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of the structure of the academic disciplines related to the subject-matter content areas of instruction and of the important facts and central concepts, principles, theories, and tools of inquiry associated with these disciplines.]
AQTS_1.A.2: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of ways to organize and present content so that it is meaningful and engaging to all learners whom they teach (pedagogical content knowledge).]
AQTS_1.A.3: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to use students' prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new subject-area related content.]
AQTS_1.B.3: Curriculum [Ability to select content and appropriately design and develop instructional activities to address the scope and sequence of the curriculum.]
AQTS_2.A.4: Human Development [Knowledge of developmentally appropriate instructional and management strategies.]
AQTS_2.B.6: Organization and Management [Ability to plan teaching and learning experiences that are congruent with the Alabama courses of study and appropriate for diverse learners.]
AQTS_2.C.5: Learning Environment [Ability to create learning environments that increase intrinsic motivation and optimize
student engagement and learning.]
AQTS_2.D.3: Instructional Strategies [Knowledge of strategies that promote retention as well as transfer of learning and the
relationship between these two learning outcomes.]
AQTS_2.D.9: Instructional Strategies [Ability to use questions and questioning to assist all students in developing skills and
strategies in critical and high order thinking and problem solving.]
AQTS_3.C.2: Mathematics [Knowledge of the concepts and relationships in number systems.]
AQTS_3.C.3: Mathematics [Knowledge of the appropriate use of various types of reasoning, including inductive,
deductive, spatial and proportional, and understanding of valid and invalid forms of
AQTS_3.C.6: Mathematics [Ability to communicate with others about mathematical concepts, processes, and symbols.]
AQTS_3.D.3: Technology [Ability to integrate technology into the teaching of all content areas.]