Reflection: Flexibility Loans and Savings - Section 8: Closure and Ticket to Go

 

I changed the ticket to go to collect information about students’ abilities of finding a percent of a given number.  I wanted to have more information on this before the next lesson on creating budgets. Unit 2.10 TTG Loans and Savings UPDATED.docx

I graded the tickets to go and used the data to create homogeneous partner pairs for the Budget lesson.  Here is how I grouped students:

Novice: Most of these students were able to find 50% of $200, but struggled with the other amounts.  Many of these students simply removed the % symbol and listed that number as the dollar amount.  For example, they said 10% of $200 was $10. 

Approaching Mastery:  About half of the students fell into this category.  These students were able to calculate 50%, 10%, and 5% of $200 correctly.  They stuggled with finding 1% of $200.  The most common incorrect answer was $1.  We will address this mistake as a class in the following lesson.

Proficient:  These students were able to correctly calculate 50%, 10%, 5%, and 1% o $200. 

For this situation, I did not include an “advanced” category because the content did not require students to explain or analyze their work.   I paired each student with someone in their own category.  Students will work with these partners during the Budgets lesson. 

  Flexibility: New Ticket to Go and Homogeneous Partner Pairs
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Loans and Savings

Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Define loan and interest • Demonstrate equivalence between fractions, decimals, and percents • Calculate simple interest for a loan or savings account

Big Idea: What are loans and how do they work? How do banks encourage people to save money? Students work on these questions in the context of the College Project.

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Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, percent, interest rate, 6th grade, master teacher project, Brain Pop, loans, savings account
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