# Show What You Know About Integers and Rational Numbers

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## Objective

SWBAT: â¢ Show what they know about integers and rational numbers.

#### Big Idea

What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding?

## 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.  Today I want students to complete a couple review problems before they take their quiz.

I ask for a volunteer to share out his/her thinking and answer for each question.  For problem 1, I want students to be able to compare the integers in the context of scuba diving.  If students struggle with this, I draw a vertical number line and we plot the location of each diver.  For problem 2, I am looking to see if students can accurately place rational numbers on a number line.  Did they place -1.5 directly in between -1 and  -2, or did they mistakenly put it between 0 and -1?  How did students figure out the location of -2 ¼?

## Quiz Review (optional)

10 minutes

I ask the students if they have any questions they want answered before they take the quiz.  I encourage students to look at their homework assignment from the previous night.  If there is a question, students participate in a Think Pair Share with a partner and we share out ideas.

I do my best to keep the review brief.  It is easy for this review to stretch and take over the period.  I set a timer and hold myself to this.

## Quiz

30 minutes

I give students the Quiz.  Students engage with MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  If students do not finish in the allotted time, they set up a time (preferably that day) to come in and complete it.  I use this data to inform my instruction.   If students struggle with a concept, I will spiral it into do nows and homework assignments.  I may also add a few problems on that topic to the next quiz.

## Brainstorming about Stocks and the Stock Market

10 minutes

Over the next few lessons we will be working with stocks.   I want to know what students know and wonder about regarding stocks and the stock market. I give students a few minutes to jot down notes, and then they share out their ideas and questions.