Reflection: Flexibility Loans and Savings - Section 1: Do Now


My students needed more assistance with the percent problems in the do now.  I have updated the packet so that students brainstorm about loans first and then we work on the percent problems together.  I also add the table graphic organizer for students to show their work.  First I had students label 0% and 100% of the amount.  Then I asked students to find 50% of the amount.  Students made the connection between 50% and 50/100 or ½.  From there I asked students to calculate 10%.  I explained that 50% can be broken down into 5 groups of 10%.  Once students found 10%,  I showed them that 10% could be broken down into 5% + 5%.  This method allowed students to calculate the smaller percentages as long as they could first calculate 50% of the number.

  Flexibility: Do Now and Brainstorming Reflection
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Loans and Savings

Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Define loan and interest • Demonstrate equivalence between fractions, decimals, and percents • Calculate simple interest for a loan or savings account

Big Idea: What are loans and how do they work? How do banks encourage people to save money? Students work on these questions in the context of the College Project.

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Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, percent, interest rate, 6th grade, master teacher project, Brain Pop, loans, savings account
  60 minutes
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