Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Powers of Ten (Day 2) - Section 3: Closer

After reviewing students' work on this worksheet, I was pleasantly surprised.  Students did relatively well on this informal assessment.  I was satisfied with the work I had seen and felt confident in their knowledge of powers of ten at this point in the unit.  There have definitely been times that I have done this type of informal assessment and found that students did not understand the concepts.  In times such as these it is a good idea to take a step back and evaluate how you taught and what you taught.  Sometimes we think how we taught something was effective, but if students are not showing progress maybe another way of teaching the concept could be utilized.  The most important thing I remind myself is to not give up.  Find another way!  We must adapt to our learners just as organisms adapt to their environment.

Powers of Ten (Day 2)

Unit 1: Operations with Decimals and Whole Numbers
Lesson 5 of 22

Big Idea: You mean I can get 10 times smaller too?

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Math, division, decimal operations, multiplication
45 minutes

Erin Doughty

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