Reflection: Real World Applications Budgets - Section 7: Closure and Homework


After this lesson, I compared students’ performance on the ticket to go from the Loans and Savings lesson to their work in this lesson.  It was interesting to see the students’ growth and remaining gaps in understanding.

Student 1:  Unit 2.11 Student 1.jpgThis student struggled to calculate 5% and 1% in the TTG.  In his work today, he was able to correctly calculate 30%, 20%, 10%, and 5% of $500.  For Clothing, he has erased the answer $49.  He has progressed in his skills, but he is still struggling to find 1% of an amount and to combine his knowledge to find other percents, like 15% of $500.

Student 2: Unit 2.11 Student 2.jpg This student struggled to calculate 1% of $200 on the TTG.  In his work today, he was able to correctly calculate various percents of $500, including 9% and 11%.  He was able to use a strategy to calculate that 15% of $500 is $75.

Student 3:  Unit 2.11 Student 3.jpg This student was able to calculate 50%, 10%, 5%, and 1% of $200 on the TTG.  In her work today, correctly calculated dollar amounts for each budget and she reached the bonus problem on the last page of her packet.  It is clear that she is able to apply her knowledge of percents to larger amounts like 2 and 3 million dollars.  

  Real World Applications: Comparing TTG to Budget Work
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Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 12 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Define budget and income • Calculate monthly income • Create a budget for spending

Big Idea: What is a budget? How do we use it and why is it important? Students work on these questions in the context of the College Project.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, Decimals, percent, 6th grade, master teacher project, Brain Pop, budget
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