Reflection: Checks for Understanding Equations of Proportional Relationships - Who needs a table? - Section 3: Summary + Homework

 

I use table discussions a lot as a way to assess what students take away from the lesson - while students are discussing, I walk around and listen for misconceptions or evidences of sound understanding.  During today's table discussion, I was pleasantly surprised by a connection that one table made.  One student noticed that "the equation is really what we have been using all along to solve problems, we just didn't realize it."  When I asked the student to clarify, he said that in the opener they were asked to find a unit rate and then use that rate to answer a question - and that the equation was just a formal way of doing that.  EXACTLY! 

Also, last year was the first time I had taught this unit since this presentation was new with common core.  I was not real comfortable with the unit, and I did not think I did the best job that I could.  This year, however, I see kids making connections and really grasping connections between unit rates and equations, and I am excited - not terrified - to move on to the graphing portion of the unit!

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Equations of Proportional Relationships - Who needs a table?

Unit 2: Proportional Reasoning
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to determine the constant of proportionality and use it to write an equation for a proportional relationship.

Big Idea: Don't feel like continuing your table of values to 100? Try writing an equation!

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