## Individual Differences

**Cooperative Learning (STAD)**

Multiple Levels of Questions

When each team is separated to take their quizzes, students needing accommodations will be given differentiated questions of various scale.

**Direct Instruction**

Flexible Grouping

Divide students into small groups. Hand out pre-measured wooden sticks of three different lengths. Students can use markers or pencils to color the sticks so each size is a different color. Ask students to form two triangles using one of each color for each side. Ask students if their triangles are congruent. Discuss reasons amongst group mates.

**Integrative Model**

Independent Study

Have students draw a concept wheel. A middle circle is labeled: Congruent triangle postulates/theorems. Add five spokes off the wheel that lead to five more circles. The five circles are labeled with the concepts in this chapter: SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL. After each lesson, have students write the postulate or theorem in its respective circle along with an example.

**Multimedia Inquiry**

Draw an isosceles triangle on the board. Ask what type of triangle it is. Trace the base of the triangle. Ask what that particular side is called. Trace the sides of the triangle. Ask what the two sides are called. Trace the vertex angle and ask what the name of the angle is. Ask how they would define it and what the names of the other two angles are.

**Concept Development**

Tiered Assignments and Products

Have students with little to moderate understanding simply write a brief generalization of what they’ve learned throughout the course as opposed to the required summary of subject information based on item groupings, group naming, and connecting/relating the items listed.

## Accommodations for Sandra

**Multimedia Inquiry**

Use her computer skills to design a personal concept map.

**Cooperative Learning (STAD)**

Have her work with peers to explain and have explained to her the concept of new ideas and information.

**Concept Development**

Aim her great memory skills towards ways of visualizing patterns she sees in problems, making them easier to remember.