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Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST - Section 2: Explore

For this test, I set mastery on Mastery Connect at 90%, and near mastery at 80%. I am very pleased to report that 88% of my students achieved mastery, 2% were near mastery, and 10% fell in the remedial category, with only 3 of those 11 students actually failing (below 70) the test.

Reflecting on the lessons leading up to this test and the test itself, I really think the methods I use to teach this unit helped students gain a much better understanding than I have been able to achieve in the past. (see attached smartboard notes to see how kids work out problems) Utilizing the fact that full price is 100%, and then adding or subtracting from there seemed to present less room for error. By doing the problems this way, students are making connections within the problem. The no calculator bar model section of the unit also, I think, helped students picture what is happening in a problem. They are able to recognize that a bar represents a full price or amount, and when they go to solve a problem they think in their minds, would I be adding to the bar or crossing parts of it off.

I am very pleased with my students' successes thus far...hopefully the introduction of working backwards and calculating percent change won't ruin it!

# Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST

Lesson 10 of 21

## Objective: Students will be able to solve a variety of percent application problems.

## Big Idea: See the fruits of your labor! Students will showcase their understanding of percent on this application test!

*60 minutes*

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – Instructional Strategy - Process for openers. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can apply percent to solve real world problems.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Markups Markdowns Test: **Today students will take the Percent Test, using **Mastery Connect. **All problems on the test are real world applications **MP 4**, that require students to reason abstractly and quantitatively to solve them **MP 2**. As with any test, students will need to pay attention to precision **MP 6**, and persevere to solve the problems **MP 1**.

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Percent Models - A Visual Approach to Percents
- LESSON 2: Markdown Percent Models - What Percent Are You Paying?
- LESSON 3: Markup Percent Models - Percents Over 100?
- LESSON 4: Percent Models Review - Practice, Practice!!
- LESSON 5: Percent Models Test
- LESSON 6: Finding Percents
- LESSON 7: Finding Percents Fluency - It's a Chain Reaction!
- LESSON 8: Multiple Percents - What happens when you have a discount and tax?
- LESSON 9: Markup and Markdown Review - Are you paying more or less?
- LESSON 10: Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST
- LESSON 11: Working Backwards with Percents - What happens when a problem is not straightforward?
- LESSON 12: Working Backward with Percent: Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 13: Performing with Percents - Can you bust some common misconceptions?
- LESSON 14: More Practice with Percents - Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 15: Working Backward and Forward...TEST!
- LESSON 16: Percent Change - By What Percent Did the Value Change?
- LESSON 17: Percent Change - More Practice
- LESSON 18: Simple Interest - Understand Your Money!
- LESSON 19: All Percents Review
- LESSON 20: All Percents Test
- LESSON 21: Proportional Reasoning and Percent - Can you apply the concepts? (3 Day Lesson)