Reflection: Unit Exams Pre-Assessment Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers - Section 1: Teacher Guided Notes


When I say my students are so dependent on the calculators, this may be an understatement.  One thing I learned from the pre-assessment is that the students will need major practice without using the calculator.  It was almost as if I took their right to eat lunch away for the entire year.  There were tears, shut downs, blow outs, and of course the all time favorite " I'm not doing this stupid test."  I took a deep breath, found my inner zen and attempted to empower them the best I could.  Some never attempted, others tried, some guessed, and some took a hard felt attempt.  This is okay.  It is what helps me guide where to go with them during the unit or upcoming lessons. 

  My students wanted to kill me when I took the calculators away.
  Unit Exams: My students wanted to kill me when I took the calculators away.
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Pre-Assessment Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers

Unit 6: Rational Numbers
Lesson 11 of 12

Objective: SWBAT complete a pre-assessment involving multiplying and dividing rational numbers.

Big Idea: Let's not blindside students. This pre assement will give students the opportunity to showcase what they already know, and what understanding they will gain throughout the upcoming lessons.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, Decimals, mixed numbers, fluency, multiplying rational numbers, dividing rational numbers, pre assessment, rational numbers
  45 minutes
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