Advance backward design organizer

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The Advance backward design organizer (ODBA) method is a hybrid of the backward design and advance organizer methods. In the ODBA method, you begin with the end in mind. You tell the students where you're going. You show them why it's neat (or how it can be applied). Then you show them why it's cool (or why it works).


In teaching derivatives, instead of the traditional limits -> tangent -> derivative sequence, an educator would teach the students how to do derivatives first, show them how it's useful (e.g., to calculate the slope of a line tangent to a function), and then show them why it works (using limits).