Students will complete 3 problems to review units 1 through 6. The curriculum reinforcer, is a daily practice piece that is incorporated into almost every lesson to help my students to retain skills and conceptual understanding from earlier lessons. My strategy is to use Spiraled Review to help my students retain what they learned during the earlier part of the year. This will help me to keep mathematical concepts fresh in the students mind so that the knowledge of these concepts become a part of students' long term memories.
For today’s opening, my students will watch this video which, introduces the concept of integers and absolute value. While the video is playing, the students should be taking notes.
After my students watch the opening video, we will discuss the meaning of absolute value and opposites both of which were introduced in the video.
During this instructional piece, I will ensure that my students learn the following:
For the guided practice portion of this lesson, I will have my students practice finding the absolute value of 4 rational numbers. I will then have them practice finding the opposites and opposites of opposites of 4 numbers. Then, the students will calculate two problems using absolute value.
Students will complete a worksheet to practice the concept of absolute value and opposites.
Students will complete the “Above & Below” Sea level task to demonstrate their understanding of the meaning of integers in relation to their position and value on the number line.
Student Presentation: Select students will be chosen to present their answers to worksheet from the independent exploration. These students will write their answers on the board. After all the answers are on the board, the class will discuss the accuracy of each solution.
As a ticket out the door, the students will write a brief paragraph answering the following question; What is your understanding of the vocabulary word absolute value?