# Author Profile

Samaya Williams

LEARN Author

K20 Center

### Recent Publications

##### The Sound of Polynomials

• 9th - 11th

In this lesson, students practice adding and subtracting polynomial expressions. They watch a video about a complicated food order and discuss the idea of combining like items to simplify the order. Students use math manipulatives to explore how to use addition and subtraction to simplify polynomial... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### The Sound of Polynomials

Related

• Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

• 9th - 11th

Course

• Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A1.A.3.2, A2.A.2.2
3 class periods
120–140 minutes
##### Multiplying Polynomials

Beyond FOILing

• 10th - 11th

Students will recall properties of exponents and explore different methods of multiplying binomials. Students will apply this knowledge to multiplying more advanced polynomial expressions or multiplying polynomial expressions in the context of a geometry setting. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Multiplying Polynomials

Beyond FOILing

• 10th - 11th

Course

• Algebra 2

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A2.A.2.2
2-3 class periods
90-100 minutes
##### Math Interview

• 6th - Secondary

This math strategy encourages students to deepen their math understanding. Students conduct an interview with a partner to help them ask meaningful questions, have productive discourse, use academic language, and reflect metacognitively. Read more »

Instructional Strategy
##### Math Interview

Group Size

• Small Group

Placement In Lesson

• Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time To Complete

• More Than 30 Minutes

Intention Or Purpose

• Active Engagement, Collaborate, Conversation Starter, Critical Thinking, Elaborate, Evaluate, Problem Solving, Reason, Reflection, Review, Self-assessment, Speak & Listen, Writing Across Curriculum

• 6th - Secondary
##### A Solidifying Pattern

Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids

• 9th - 10th

In this lesson, students will explore how to find the surface area of prisms and pyramids. Students will discover the general formulas for finding surface area of prisms and pyramids and are introduced to the surface area of spheres and hemispheres. Students will apply what they learn to create a composite... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### A Solidifying Pattern

Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids

Course

• Geometry

Subject

• Mathematics