# Diverse Learner

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DIVERSE LEARNERS:

Higher Order Thinking and Diverse Learners
Holly Williams
Grand Canyon University: SED-444
March 4th, 2012

Unit Plan
Knowledge Statement: Define the distance formula.
Comprehension Statement: Explain to me how each is reliant to the other.
Application Statement: Develop a word problem requiring the use of the distance formula to present in front of the class.
Analysis Statement: In a short one to two paragraph essay discuss why it is important for the distance formula to exist as well as identify careers that require the distance formula to exist.
Synthesis Statement: Describe to me in one paragraph or more how you would and will use the distance formula. Give me an example of how it will be used and how you will try to implement it into future endeavors (i.e. trip times).
Evaluation Statement: Identify how accurate using the distance formula is in relation to traveling by car or by any other type of transportation. How would you suggest it be tweaked so that it could be more accurate?

Higher Order Thinking and Diverse Learners Reflection As teachers we need to do more than just stand in front of a classroom and dictate out of our books how add and subtract numbers or tell the difference between a noun and a verb; we need to insist on our students to look further into why 2+2=4. Higher order thinking is defined as a classification of thinking based on Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Skills. This type of thinking goes beyond simple recall of information. It is characterized by the use of information via comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation (21st Century Information Fluency, 2011). The unit plan that I have developed follows Bloom’s Taxonomy of Thinking Skills in that it causes my students to look further in to how and why we use the distance formula. The unit plan makes the students dig deep into the...

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