Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Estimation: Putting rounding skills in action using real life examples. - Section 5: Assignment


When I examined their homework, my struggling students were adding and rounding their exact answers! I need to remember that next time to give them just estimation to do rather than crossing the exact answer computation with it. It confused them and shifted them back to the common mistake.  I guess I should not have them use IXL for them to practice. Next time I will assign a worksheet or algorithms that I make up. They did use graph paper well! 

The above grade level achieving students have it mastered. I need to look for more ways to challenge them. To support CCSS informational text reading, perhaps I will have them do more research and create their own estimation problems from that research. I could use that to reteach lower students and pair them up. There isn't a whole lot of time in our quest to master the standards though and I will plan RTI carefully.

  Some aren't ready to move on!
  Adjustments to Practice: Some aren't ready to move on!
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Estimation: Putting rounding skills in action using real life examples.

Unit 11: Place Value
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT estimate sums.

Big Idea: Students begin to understand the how and why of estimation through storytelling, analyzing state populations and playing a dice game.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Place Value, rounding, estimation, real world connections
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