Reflection: ELL Students Going Mental over Percents - Section 2: Warm up


In a lesson based on exploring and explaining strategies I am also attentive to the needs of my English Language Learners. They need help to interpret the problem and to practice explaining their thinking. In a lesson like today's a picture really is worth a thousand words. My ELL learners benefit significantly from the presence of multiple visual models (e.g., setting up a cup diagramI had to ask about this one). Visual representations of strategies support their thinking about the problems and the mathematical concepts.

  ELL Students: Questioning and English Language Learners
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Going Mental over Percents

Unit 8: Exploring Rational Numbers
Lesson 20 of 20

Objective: Students will be able to explain multiple methods for mental calculation of a percent increase or decrease.

Big Idea: Exposure to multiple methods makes students more flexible and more confident problem solvers, helping them persevere when they get stuck.

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Math, modeling, Number Sense and Operations, context, number talk, mental math, perseverance, percent increase and decrease, percent, calculation strategies, rational numbers
  54 minutes
drawing a model of mental calculation
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