Motivation: Case Study, Historical Background, Current Issue or Hypothetical Problem.

Big Question: Statement of the Problem.

Learning Objectives: What is it that we hope to accomplish?

Background: Review, Definitions, Facts & Concepts.

Learning Activity: Students work on the problem. (May be preceded with a warmup activity.)

Connections: Students relate to prior ideas while structuring solutions and preparing solutions.

Reaction & Reflect: Opportunities for students and facilitator to share ideas through mathematical communication, questions, generalizations, and symbolization of ideas, conjectures and formalization of concepts.Identify connections in the real world.

Ongoing Assessment: Assessments include informal observations, formal assessment of skills and performance based assessments.

Extensions: Students and facilitators pose new problems or realize new applications as a culmination of the completed activity.

Motivation: Extension from last concept cycle leads to motivation of the next cycle.