Reflection: ELL Students Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add? - Section 2: Explore

The use of a self-checking activity like versatiles is a really great way to make some one-on-one or small group time for lower level learners.  I have a high population of ESL students, and I have a block of special education students, so I like to do these types of activities.  Today I was able to sit and work with small groups of students in each of my blocks and clear up some issues.  In one block we didn't actually work very much on the assignment I gave, as they were still struggling with the basics of adding integers - in that block I actually got out the white boards and my table group did something completely different than the rest of the class.  Without a self-checking activity where the kids weren't awaiting my feedback, I would not have had the opportunity to just sit and work with small groups.

Versatiles Reflection
ELL Students: Versatiles Reflection

Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Lesson 5 of 23

Big Idea: More than two addends? No problem! After this lesson students will be comfortable adding lots of numbers, regardless of their sign.

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