Reflection: Lesson Planning Finding the Whole with Diagrams - Section 4: Independent Practice


There is one thing that I do within my lessons that is not reflected in the materials I share here.  I add in review problems to the partner practice and independent practice, based on student data that I gather on unit tests, home work, interim assessments, etc.  

For example, during the week I taught this lesson, I added in problems around 6.NS.7 to the student materials.  Students know that there are going to be questions that don't belong with the new content they're working on each day.  They star the problems when the encounter them.

I do this as an easy way to get in some spiraled review.  I also want students to pause before each problem and really think about what the need to do.  I am helping them to develop their skills in making sense of the problem in this way.  

I started this practice after seeing a disastrous result on an assessment one year.  I was assessing students on ratios.  I also put in a dividing fractions problem.  There were students who created ratio tables to solve (which was actually possible to do, but they created so much work for themselves)!  

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Finding the Whole with Diagrams

Unit 6: Unit Rate Applications and Percents
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT find the whole, given the part and the percent by drawing a double line diagram.

Big Idea: Percents are special ratios written as a comparison of a number out of 100.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , Percentages, percent, percentages, ratios, double number line, percent
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