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. Here I want students to take a few minutes to identify equivalent values. Students participate in a Think Pair Share with their partner to talk about their matches. I am looking to see what connections students make and how they justify them. Do they recognize that 1/20 is equivalent to 5/100 or 5%? Do they realize that 0.055 is equal to 5.5% and 55/1000?
I review testing expectations and students move their desks apart. I pass out the test and students work quietly. Students are engaging in MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them as well as MP6: Attend to precision.
When students finish, I ask them to check their work. Once they have done this they can choose to read quietly, work on other school work, or work on the dot-to-dot puzzles.
If students do not finish the test, I set up a time (preferably today or the next day) for them to complete their work.