## M & M & M's - Section 2: Activities

Finding Mean

# Finding Mean

Unit 3: Targeted Skills Interventions

Lesson 17 of 20

Lesson 17 of 20

## Objective: The students will be able to calculate the mean of a set of numbers.

Subject(s):

Math, Number Sense and Operations, fluency, review, Operations, Intervention

*180 minutes*

2

#### Activities

*150 min*

- Introduce Skill
- While preparing myself for teaching/introducing today’s skill I view a short tutorial from Virtual Nerd.
- I bring the students to area of the room where I can use the whiteboard and they can gather with their whiteboards.
- I introduce their ‘I Can’ statement for today.
- I can determine the mean of a given set of data.

- As a group we go over the skill and practice it on our whiteboards.

- Partner Practice
- Students work with a partner to practice their skill.
- Students play M & M & M s.

- Independent Practice
- Students work on the worksheet on their own.
- Finding Mean

- Check-In
- The students and I review the worksheet from the previous activity.
- I go over the first few problems with the students.
- Then one at a time I have students take turns explaining the remainder of the problems.

- The students and I review the worksheet from the previous activity.

- Interactive Practice
- The students work in groups to practice their skill on an online interactive.

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#### Assessment

*30 min*

Generally the purpose of classroom computation isn’t quantity, it is quality with a focus on explaining the strategies used and how/why it is true. However, the purpose of targeted skills practice includes fluency, as well as additional review to build comprehension. I am looking for the student to demonstrate their fluency on this skill by completing the assessment with very few errors and within a reasonable amount of time. The assessment is meant to be completed in no more than 30 minutes.

#### Resources

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- LESSON 2: Multi-Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 3: Multiplying Decimals
- LESSON 4: Perimeter
- LESSON 5: Line Symmetry
- LESSON 6: Place Value with Decimals
- LESSON 7: Adding Decimals
- LESSON 8: Subtracting Decimals
- LESSON 9: Input Output Box
- LESSON 10: Operations with Time
- LESSON 11: Identifying Polygons
- LESSON 12: Rounding Decimals
- LESSON 13: Adding Several Integers
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