## Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Proportional Reasoning and Percent - Can you apply the concepts? (3 Day Lesson) - Section 1: Launch

The Proportional Reasoning strand of the Common Core is a major work of the 7th grade, and I am interested to see what concepts and ideas students can recall from the first nine weeks.  I  incorporate brain dumps closer to end of grade testing and have found them to be hugely successful in sparking students memory of concepts learned. The tasks that students will be completing over the next few days require students to pull together concepts learned - unit rate, percent change, tax, discount, to name a few.  The brain dump allows students the opportunity to have discussion with one another about the concepts and get them fresh in their minds before the tasks are presented to them.  Plus, this stuff is so important that I really just don't want students to forget what I taught them :)

See the brain dump smartboard notes containing a brain dump from one of my classes.

Connection to Prior Knowledge: Brain Dump Reflection

# Proportional Reasoning and Percent - Can you apply the concepts? (3 Day Lesson)

Unit 3: Percents
Lesson 21 of 21

## Big Idea: What's the point of learning it if you can't apply it in the real world? Students will apply concepts learned in the RP strand of the common core to real world problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Percentages, 7th grade, proportional reasoning, percent change, tax, discount
60 minutes

### Heather Stephan

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