Students will be able to solve a variety of percent application problems using a percent bar model.

See the fruits of your labor! Do they get it? This short 8 question assessment will give you insight into your students' understanding.

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**).

45 minutes

5 minutes

**Instructional Strategy - Table Discussion: **To summarize this lesson, I will have students have a table discussion on: How are we going to solve harder problems like finding 18.75% of 53. Up until now, I have used all examples where students could easily breakdown the numbers and use a model, moving forward, students are going to need to come up with mathematical operations that will allow them to do the same thing that as a model. I am simply going to have students discuss this problem, I am not going to share right or wrong answers – I want them to leave my class thinking!