Students will be able to solve real world percent application problems using a percent bar diagram.

Practice makes perfect! This lesson provides students the time to practice their skills on applying percent.

10 minutes

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener –Instructional Strategy - Process for openers. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can solve a variety of percent problems using a percent bar model.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

**Thoughts from Me! **As a way to dive into percents and create a conceptual understanding, students will utilize a bar model (**mathematical practice 5**). They will use the model to represent scenarios conceptually (**mathematical practice 4**) instead of just punching numbers. Students will also reason abstractly and quantitatively by analyzing what each model represents (**mathematical practice 2**). Students will look for repeated reasoning to make connections within percents (**mathematical practice 8**).

5 minutes

**Instructional Strategy - Table Discussion: **To summarize this lesson, I will have students have a table discussion on: When is a percent greater than 100? When is a percent less than 100? I want students to both visualize and discuss what certain percents look like – when do we only use a portion of the percent bar – when do we extend the percent bar. This conceptual understanding will be key for moving forward without the bar model, so I want to give students the opportunity to discuss the concept and share with the class.