## Reflection: Conferencing Rational or Irrational (Day 2 of 2) - Section 4: Closure

It's the end of unit one and I have a good idea who my strugglers are. Formative Assessment with good feedback and scaffolded material with be essential to keep these students from falling behind. I also make appointments for one on one conferences so that I can make students understand what their particular responsibilities are, apart from those of the entire class. Here are some tips to follow to yeild the best results.....

• Convey a strong message to students about their strengths as well as the areas where they need to improve.
• Make students understand that they will need to put in a bit more effort in order to improve in these areas and that I will be there to support and guide them throughout. Students need to start feeling accountable for their progress.
• I ask students questions about how they feel about the class so far, what kinds of things are troubling them and what things do they like about the class thus far.
• Begin working on  goals, short term and long term together during the conference.
• Agree on some of the actions students will take to achieve these goals throughout the year.

One on one conferencing at the end of unit 1
Conferencing: One on one conferencing at the end of unit 1

# Rational or Irrational (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 1: Number Sense
Lesson 7 of 8

## Big Idea: Every number expands infinitely. The repeating digit may be zero, which means the number terminates, or another digit pattern.

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Math, irrational numbers, Numbers and Operations, rational numbers, 8th grade math
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### Mauricio Beltre

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