The following are the NJCCCS Mathematics standards addressed in the webquest:
4.1.8 B Numerical Operations
1. Use and explain procedures for performing calculations involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, and exponentiation with integer

Christopher O. Roman
Modern High School Math
Mid-Semester Journal Entry
Due: November 9, 2011
Instructor: Luis Leyva
At this point in the semester, my Modern High School Mathematics class has given me
insight to a plethora of effective teaching methods wi

The past weeks class discussion/readings have been primarily centered on teaching
algebra through a conceptual approach. Before I begin my discussion on algebra, however, I
would like to examine the reading titled, Calculational and Conceptual Orientation

Rutgers GSE Teacher Education Portfolio
Lesson Plan Template
1. Title of the Lesson:
2. NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards addressed in the lesson. Do not simply list the standard
number, for example, 5.5. Instead, list the complete standard. For exampl

Understanding Completing the Square: From an Algebraic and Geometric
Perspective
A Lesson Plan
developed by
Luis A. Leyva
December 5, 2008
Luis Leyva, 2008
Lesson Plan Contents
I. NJ Content Standards
II. Resources Needed
III. Prerequisite Knowledge and

Teacher Subject Matter Knowledge:
During the actual lesson, I do not simply give the students concrete examples involving the
Pythagorean Theorem. In other words, I do not simply give the students a triangle with two leg
values and ask them to apply the P