# College Project Wrap Up

Lesson 13 of 16

## Objective: SWBAT: • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimals • Create equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents • Calculate monthly income • Create a budget for spending

## Big Idea: What have students learned about college? What questions do they still have? Students work on wrapping up and reflecting on the College Project.

*60 minutes*

#### Do Now

*10 min*

See my **Do Now** in my Strategy folder that explains my beginning of class routines.

Often, I create do nows that have problems that connect to the task that students will be working on that day. I want students to practice using percents to find a portion of a larger amount money. They will have to do this on the Financial Aid pages of the College Project that they are finishing today.

I ask students to share out their strategies for finding 50% and 60%. I want students to be able to explain that 50% is equivalent to ½ of the tuition. There are many ways we can find ½ of an amount. Students may have different ideas on how to calculate 60% of the tuition. Some students may find 10% and add that to 50%. Other students may multiply the 0.6 by the tuition. Others may connect 60% with 3/5 and work to find 1/5 of the tuition and then 3/5.

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#### Rubric Review

*5 min*

I give students a few minutes to review the rubric. How many needs and wants do you need to list to get 4 points? How many great things do you need to list about yourself for the scholarships page? What do you need to do to get a 4 on the reflection?

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#### Work Time

*30 min*

I let students sit in groups of their own choosing. I pass out the **Group Work Rubric **and review expectations. I explain that what students do not finish today will be homework. I remind students to use the Reflection Draft page before they write the final draft of their reflection.

As students work, I walk around to monitor student progress. Students are engaging in **MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them**.

If students are struggling, I may intervene in the following ways:

- Have the student set up the percent ruler with what they know. Work to find 50%, 10%, and 5% first.
- Give students a calculator to check their work.
- Pull a small group to work together.

If students successfully complete their work, I will ensure that they have reviewed the rubric and checked their work. Then I will give them the following choices:

- Choose to help a student (I choose who they will work with)
- Work on Decimal Riddles
- Play math computer games
- PBS Cyberchase
- Sumdog
- Math Playground
- Put them in charge of collecting reflection data from classmates
- I am going to create word cloud using wordle.
- Students can collect data from classmates, organize it, and type it into a word document.

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#### Closure and Homework

*15 min*

For **Closure **I ask my students to share what they have learned about college and money. I have students participate in a **Think Pair Share. **What questions do they still have? What are you going to work on so that you can get into the college of your choice? I use student responses to create a word cloud at www.wordle.net .

I do not give a ticket to go, since it was a project workday.** **For **Homework, **I let students know that they need to finish their College Project. I set a deadline for handing in completed projects.

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*Responding to Dan Valdespino*

Thanks, Dan! Let me know how it goes and what improvements you make!

| 2 years ago | Reply*Responding to Emily Domeyer*

Thanks, Emily! Maybe you could ask students colleges that they are already interested in to start your list. Let me know how it goes!

| 2 years ago | Reply

This project looks fantastic!!! Will you change all the college information to colleges around Galena, Illinois!? Haha, just kidding...I can do that work myself...or maybe have the kids research it. Thanks for setting up a project that involves so much real-world application!!

Emily Domeyer

6th Grade

Galena Middle School

| 2 years ago | Reply

This is absolutely amazing. You break things down in a great way for the students, while still leaving a great amount of space for them to apply their own critical thinking to determining what is required in the project. I can't wait to use this with my students!

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- LESSON 1: Pretest
- LESSON 2: Going to College
- LESSON 3: Adding and Subtracting Decimals
- LESSON 4: Multiplying with Decimals
- LESSON 5: Multiplying with Decimals Day 2
- LESSON 6: Dividing with Decimals
- LESSON 7: Dividing with Decimals Day 2
- LESSON 8: Dividing with Decimals Day 3
- LESSON 9: Mixed Operation Practice + Scholarships
- LESSON 10: Show what you know + Equivalency
- LESSON 11: Loans and Savings
- LESSON 12: Budgets
- LESSON 13: College Project Wrap Up
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- LESSON 15: Unit Closure
- LESSON 16: Unit Test