I include warm ups with a rubric as part of my daily routine. My goal is to allow students to work on Math Practice 3 each day. I use homogeneous student groupings which provide an opportunity for appropriately differentiated math conversations. The resource video specifically explains this lesson’s Warm Up: Interpreting Algebraic Expressions which asks students to identify several ways that a person could get $4.72 in change.
I also use this time to correct and record the previous day's homework. This will take a bit longer as this will be their first run through of homework correction.
For the first week of each new partnership, I present a question that has the students sharing their answers. This helps students become comfortable talking to each other, which they will be doing frequently throughout the year.
Today's topic is: When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?