Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Working Backward with Percent: Practice Makes Perfect! - Section 2: Explore

 

Sigh.  

If you watched my video posted in the lesson, you know I did not have the highest of hopes, but was just giving the scavenger hunt a try.  I will say that 3 out of my 4 classes did AWESOME.  They worked really well together, they were able to find their mistakes.  I did not have too many students have to call me over - they actually went back and reworked problems when they could not find their answer in the room somewhere. I have included a sample of student work :)

There is alway one, however.  In my lowest block, the lesson was a total fail.  FAIL.  I was bouncing around the room like a ping-pong ball.  The lowest of the students were off-task.  I ended up sitting four off-task boys at a table with me and just working on the homework assignment with them.  They were off-task because they didn't know what to do - and didn't care to learn.  What strikes me as odd, however, is that I did this SAME activity in cut and paste form last week (Chain Reaction) and this class was the most successful.  Perhaps the rainy day? Maybe the planets are out of line...I don't know - but I wanted to cry by the time that class was over.  I will not do another scavenger hunt with that group again, I will stick with the controlled environment of the cut and paste :)

  Adjustments to Practice: Scavenger Hunt Reflection
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Working Backward with Percent: Practice Makes Perfect!

Unit 3: Percents
Lesson 12 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to identify the unknown value in a percent problem and apply the correct procedures for solving for that unknown.

Big Idea: New or Original? Ask yourself that question every problem, and by the end of this lesson you should have the hang of it!

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