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. In today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can apply what I know about proportional reasoning to solve a variety of 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).
Test: Today students will take the Proportional Reasoning Test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions, utilizing mastery connect. Questions will require that students persevere to arrive at answers (mathematical practice 1) as well as pay attention to precision (mathematical practice 6). All questions require that students apply their knowledge to the real world, and/or reason through models and abstract information (mathematical practices 2 and 4). I teach two levels of 7th grade math, one advanced and one regular. In an effort to challenge the advanced kids, I have two different versions of the test uploaded in this section: Proportional Reasoning Test, and Proportional Reasoning Test Advanced. Though many questions are similar, the advanced version is a little more rigorous.