Students enter silently. Quizzes are on their desks and they are to begin as soon as possible. They are allowed to spread out and sit at empty tables. Instructions on the board direct students to stand up and turn in their quiz to receive their “Task + Homework” sheet.
The front of the sheet reviews division of fractions and decimals. All of the steps in these processes are included so that most students can practice independently. During this time, students with extended time provisions will also complete quizzes. By structuring the worksheets this way on quiz days, I am free to help small groups of 3-4 students who need additional support with rational number operations.
The back of the worksheet includes the actual problems for students to solve. The word multiplicative inverse is used in the directions for the problems, but the front uses the word reciprocal. It will be necessary to write the following on the board:
“Reciprocal – the multiplicative inverse of a fraction”
If all students complete their quizzes with time to spare, we will review the answers together. Students waiting for everyone in class to finish can copy their work and answers for targeted questions 12, 16, and 21 on the blackboard and white board at the front of the class. I pre-selected these specific problems to review because they each represent a skill(s) that are central to today's task. For example: