Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Instant Riches Day 1 of 2 - Section 2: Beginning the New Activity


I am always interested in how students go about answering math questions and I like to highlight multiple correct methods by asking students who used different processes to present their work to the rest of the class.  Question 2 is great for highlighting student thinking as it is an odd decimal quantity that is difficult to find by guess and check.  Here is some video highlighting my discussions with student groups as they worked through question two and I selected them to present to the class during our whole group mini wrap-up session.

Several students I asked to read the question out loud to me because they assumed the bank account reached zero on the first month not the fourth.  Reading the question aloud corrected their misunderstanding.  I posted some videos like these in and assigned viewing them at home as homework along with completing questions one through six.


  Discourse and Questioning: Students Present Multiple Methods
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Instant Riches Day 1 of 2

Unit 3: Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
Lesson 4 of 29

Objective: SWBAT begin working backwards to productively solve for missing information when guess and check becomes too difficult a strategy.

Big Idea: Algebank is offering great investment opportunities! Let students decide how much of an investment is a good idea.

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