Reflection: Exit Tickets Where Do These Nails Go? - Section 4: Closing and Sharing


When the lesson time ends and we need to clean up, I ask all the teams to pause and listen to each other.  They report out and everyone begins talking at once!  Although I have to quiet them down, I am pleased with their energy.

This simple, but helpful strategy of using a verbal exit ticket, allows students to take pride in what they accomplished during a very rigorous day.  It also allows me to gauge what I need to do the next day to help them complete this task, prior to assembling the bat houses. 

After lunch, many students asked me if they could finish their math during recess!  Now that is student engagement at its best.

  Look At What We Accomplished!
  Exit Tickets: Look At What We Accomplished!
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Where Do These Nails Go?

Unit 11: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to apply measuring and perimeter knowledge to solve a real life problem of building a bat house using only 28 nails.

Big Idea: Students deserve and need opportunities to work with their knowledge inside of a real life situation that means something to them. This unit, and this lesson, requires students to apply many of this school year's skills.

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Math, Measurement, Geometry, Measurement and Methods, division, model with math, perimeter, interval, Rich Task, shapes
  60 minutes
bat house with nails
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