For all those lovers of 3 act lessons (including myself), I would like to show how you can spice it up by adding #aodmath. AOD simply means Agree or Disagree. You can see examples here. The idea is to purposely put students in a position of defending their position; specifically MP.3.

Take for example this 3 act lesson:

Take for example this 3 act lesson:

We know the routine...Ask for questions, vote, decide on a question of the day and have students make guesses. For this lesson, our question is "How many lines will one piece of chalk make?" After students make and share guesses, you throw something like this on the board:

Now just don't make up 20, rather, based on the guesses in the room, try to find a happy medium. We have now placed students in a position to choose a side. I'm really curious what side each student would choose and why? There is so much you can do here:

Students will ask for more information so they can have a more definitive answer. After students have spend time working, let the debating begin. The power here is students are trying to convince their classmates with "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that they correct.

This can be so much fun and yet lend itself to rich discourse between the students. Give it a try. Take any 3 act lesson and throw some AODmath in there.

- Divide the class into two sides: Agree and Disagree. Have a few students from each side give opening arguments allowing students to physically walk to a different side of the room.
- Divide the class into three sections: Agree, Disagree, and Not Sure or something like that
- Count up the number of agree and disagree students in the class and group them together so each tables has two of each side.

Students will ask for more information so they can have a more definitive answer. After students have spend time working, let the debating begin. The power here is students are trying to convince their classmates with "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that they correct.

This can be so much fun and yet lend itself to rich discourse between the students. Give it a try. Take any 3 act lesson and throw some AODmath in there.