Unit and Lesson Planning
What do you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of a unit of instruction, class, program of study…? How do you identify learning goals? Do the activities you assign actually help students meet those goals?
Watch this video lecture (2:46 minutes)
The Backward Design Template
Backward Design Template with Descriptions (click link for template with descriptions).
Granite State College, School of Education UbD Template for Math Unit Development – This is the template you will use to plan your math unit. Save it as a MS Word Document before submitting.
Next Steps: Teacher Designed Module on UbD and Teaching Mathematics
Go to and work through this online module
- Understanding By Design For Math Instruction. This is an online module that Dr. Gail Poitrast and I (Paula Lombardi M.Ed) developed to support our students in the School of Education math content area courses.
- Review Math Ubd units from Trinity University and see how students have applied this backward planning process to units of K-12 math instruction.
UbD graphic is from: Don Glass, P. (n.d). Curriculum Design for Inclusive Arts Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from OER Commons:
Other graphics are from Pixabay- public domain