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 application problems.” 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).
All Percents Test: Today students will take the Everything Percents Test, utilizing Mastery Connect. The questions on the test all involve applying percents to the real world (MP 2 and 4). Students will have to persevere with the problems until they reach a solution (MP 1), while attending to precision in their calculations (MP 6).