Observation: Prior Knowledge Record notes throughout the lesson in the appropriate box in the table. After completing the observation, add to your notes, as appropriate. After the observation, write a summary paragraph on the use of prior knowledge in this lesson, including strengths and what you might have added to incorporate prior knowledge. Observation Questions Field notes 1. What is the purpose (learning objectives) of the lesson? • What mathematical concepts and/or procedures does the activity develop? • What other goals do you think the teacher has for this lesson? The purpose of the lesson is for students to identify an amount of objects and match it to its actual number (ex. Five hearts matches with the number 5). The activity is to develop number recognition while increasing students counting skills. Because it is in a mod-intensive special education room the teacher also had other goals related to the method which included following directions and classroom rules as well as using their prior
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