# College Project Wrap Up

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## Objective

SWBAT: • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimals • Create equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents • Calculate monthly income • Create a budget for spending

#### Big Idea

What have students learned about college? What questions do they still have? Students work on wrapping up and reflecting on the College Project.

## Do Now

10 minutes

See my Do Now in my Strategy folder that explains my beginning of class routines.

Often, I create do nows that have problems that connect to the task that students will be working on that day.  I want students to practice using percents to find a portion of a larger amount money.  They will have to do this on the Financial Aid pages of the College Project that they are finishing today.

I ask students to share out their strategies for finding 50% and 60%.  I want students to be able to explain that 50% is equivalent to ½ of the tuition.  There are many ways we can find ½ of an amount.  Students may have different ideas on how to calculate 60% of the tuition. Some students may find 10% and add that to 50%. Other students may multiply the 0.6 by the tuition.  Others may connect 60% with 3/5 and work to find 1/5 of the tuition and then 3/5.

## Rubric Review

5 minutes

I give students a few minutes to review the rubric.  How many needs and wants do you need to list to get 4 points?  How many great things do you need to list about yourself for the scholarships page?  What do you need to do to get a 4 on the reflection?

## Work Time

30 minutes

I let students sit in groups of their own choosing.  I pass out the Group Work Rubric and review expectations.  I explain that what students do not finish today will be homework.  I remind students to use the Reflection Draft page before they write the final draft of their reflection.

As students work, I walk around to monitor student progress.  Students are engaging in MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

If students are struggling, I may intervene in the following ways:

• Have the student set up the percent ruler with what they know.  Work to find 50%, 10%, and 5% first.
• Give students a calculator to check their work.
• Pull a small group to work together.

If students successfully complete their work, I will ensure that they have reviewed the rubric and checked their work.  Then I will give them the following choices:

• Choose to help a student (I choose who they will work with)
• Work on Decimal Riddles
• Play math computer games
• PBS Cyberchase
• Sumdog
• Math Playground
• Put them in charge of collecting reflection data from classmates
• I am going to create word cloud using wordle.
• Students can collect data from classmates, organize it, and type it into a word document.

## Closure and Homework

15 minutes

For Closure I ask my students to share what they have learned about college and money.  I have students participate in a Think Pair ShareWhat questions do they still have?  What are you going to work on so that you can get into the college of your choice?  I use student responses to create a word cloud at www.wordle.net .

I do not give a ticket to go, since it was a project workday.  For Homework, I let students know that they need to finish their College Project.  I set a deadline for handing in completed projects.