Reflection: Flexibility Loans and Savings - Section 8: Closure and Ticket to Go


I changed the ticket to go to collect information about students’ abilities of finding a percent of a given number.  I wanted to have more information on this before the next lesson on creating budgets. Unit 2.10 TTG Loans and Savings UPDATED.docx

I graded the tickets to go and used the data to create homogeneous partner pairs for the Budget lesson.  Here is how I grouped students:

Novice: Most of these students were able to find 50% of $200, but struggled with the other amounts.  Many of these students simply removed the % symbol and listed that number as the dollar amount.  For example, they said 10% of $200 was $10. 

Approaching Mastery:  About half of the students fell into this category.  These students were able to calculate 50%, 10%, and 5% of $200 correctly.  They stuggled with finding 1% of $200.  The most common incorrect answer was $1.  We will address this mistake as a class in the following lesson.

Proficient:  These students were able to correctly calculate 50%, 10%, 5%, and 1% o $200. 

For this situation, I did not include an “advanced” category because the content did not require students to explain or analyze their work.   I paired each student with someone in their own category.  Students will work with these partners during the Budgets lesson. 

  Flexibility: New Ticket to Go and Homogeneous Partner Pairs
Loading resource...

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.

  Print Lesson
Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, percent, interest rate, 6th grade, master teacher project, Brain Pop, loans, savings account
  60 minutes
unit 2 10 image
Similar Lessons
Part to Part Ratios Using Tape Diagrams and Tables
6th Grade Math » Rates and Ratios
Big Idea: There are multiple ways to represent proportional relationships and reason about solutions to problems.
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
Carla Seeger
Finding Equivalent Ratios
6th Grade Math » Equivalent Ratios
Big Idea: Students use tape diagrams to find equivalent ratios.
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
Ursula Lovings
Equivalent Ratios
6th Grade Math » Ratios & Proportions
Big Idea: Are All Things Truly Created Equal? Understanding the concept of equivalent ratios versus equivalent quantities.
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
Michelle Braggs
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload