Bottom Up & Top Down Teaching Strategies


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

_____ teaching starts with the small details and then expands to the bigger picture.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. _____ teaching starts with the big picture and then fills in the smaller details after.

2. Starting with vocabulary words and then giving students a reading passage is an example of:

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are the top down and bottom up approaches in teaching described? What are examples of them? You will need to recognize these kinds of facts in order to answer all questions appearing on this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Discuss which approach starts with small details and expands to bigger concepts
  • Note which approach starts with the bigger picture and fills in smaller details later
  • Understand which approach is exemplified by starting with vocabulary words and then assigning a reading passage
  • Describe which approach is exemplified by starting with a scientific demonstration and then explaining how it works
  • Identify a strategy that shows the top down approach

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as which approach starts with small details and works up to the bigger picture and which starts with the big picture and discusses small details later
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the top down approach is applied
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recognize examples of these two approaches

Additional Learning

If you want to explore more facts about these approaches, you can do so with the lesson titled Bottom Up & Top Down Teaching Strategies. Details covered in this lesson include:

  • What is true of learning objectives with the top down vs. bottom up approaches
  • What a teacher should think of when deciding to use the bottom up approach
  • How the top down strategy might be used for history or math topics