Aaron Delhay
Material Type:
Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study
High School
  • Digital Age Pedagogy
  • NE Blended
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    Education Standards

    BlendEd Best Practices High School Mathematics - Expressions


    This resource was created by Suzanne Ras in collaboration with Aaron Delhay as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Unit Plans promoting BlendEd Learning Best Practices. ThisUnit Plan is designed for High School Mathematics.

    Unit Plan


    BlendEd Learning Best Practices

    Unit Template


    Unit Title: Expressions


    Content Area Skills:

    • Classify polynomials
    • Factor polynomial expressions
    • Apply the distributive property to polynomials
    • Manipulate polynomial expressions

    Digital Age Skills:

    • 1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
    • 1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.


    Duration of Unit: 10 Days


    Unit Author: Suzanne Ras

    BlendEd Coach: Aaron Delhay


     Overview of Unit: In this unit students will ...

    • explore rational and irrational numbers through the Pythagorean Theorem
    • explore polynomial expressions by comparing and contrasting them with integers
    • evaluate rational and integer exponents
    • Investigate the area of rectangles and use the distributive property to multiply two binomials
    •  rationalize denominators with irrational numbers
    •  solve simple equations



    Empower Learners

    Empower Learners is a transitional segment to Cyclical Unit Design. The purpose is to both Review prior learning and Preview upcoming learning.



    Learning Objectives
    Content Area Skills: For Standards, please include # and description (add or delete rows as needed)Student Friendly Learning Objectives:
    MA 11.1.1.aI can explain the difference between rational and irrational numbers.
    MA 11.2.2.eI can classify polynomials by degree and by number of terms.  
    MA 11.2.2 cI can multiply and divide exponents.
    MA 11.2.2iI can multiply two binomials using the distributive property.
    MA 11.2.2iI can rationalize denominators.
    MA 11.2.2nI can identify and apply inverse operations to solve problems.




    Empower Learner Activity
    Detailed Description (self-assessment, goal sheet, action plan)In the first activity students will set goals for themselves, evaluate their own understanding, and self reflect. The second activity allows students to evaluate their performance towards their goal and consider ways to improve in working towards their goal.



    Knowledge Application

    The purpose of Knowledge Application is to promote deeper-level learning through student creation of learning artifacts demonstrating both Content Area and Digital Age Skills. A key goal is to provide some degree of control over how students will show what they know.



    Artifact Profile
    Title of the Artifact:
    Detailed Description:
    Content Area Skills Addressed:Digital Age Skills Addressed:Link to Rubric: 



    Knowledge Deepening

    During Knowledge Deepening, the Content Area Skills required of the Learning Artifact are broken down into bite-sized tasks. A key goal is to provide some degree of choice over how students practice the Content Area Skills.



    Task 1:
    Description:  This choice board is unit long. All students are required to do the six lesson practice assignments. Then they can choose how to earn the other 20 points for the unit. The choice board lists what is required as well as the options to choose from to earn the 20 remaining points for the unit.
    Must Do’s:Lesson Practice AssignmentsMay Do’s:IXLWorksheetsCreating VideosCreating Review GamesResources:



    Direct Instruction

    Direct Instruction scaffolds the learning process for all students. A key goal is to incorporate BlendEd strategies to effectively differentiate instruction in order to maximize learning.



    Learning Path
    Day #DescriptionBlendEd ModelResources
    1Lesson 2.1 Number TypesFlipped2.1 Flex Book2.1 Practice
    2Lesson2.2 Polynomial StructureFlipped2.2 Flex Book2.2 Practice
    3Lesson 2.3 Exponential ExpressionsFlipped2.3 Flex Book2.3 Practice
    4Homework & Choice Board Work DayFlipped 
    5Lesson 2.4 Distribution & FactoringFlipped2.4 Flex Book2.4 Practice
    6Lesson 2.5 Roots & RationalizingFlipped2.5 Flex Book2.5 Practice
    7Lesson 2.6 Synthesis of Working w/ExpressionsFlipped2.6 Flex Book2.6 Practice
    8Homework & Choice Board Work DayFlipped 
    9Unit 2 ReviewWhole Group 
    10Unit 2 TestWhole GroupUnit 2 Test