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Working Backward and Forward...TEST! - Section 2: Explore

For the most part, students did quite well on the test - not as great as last week, but with an extra type of problem, I anticipated the scores to drop a little bit. The most shocking results actually came from my advanced class - while I had several perfect scores in that class and the class average was a 92, there were at least five kids that refused to work backwards in a problem. If something had been discounted, instead of using division they applied the percent as a mark up - which we had just discussed two days prior during the performance tasks, proving that it wouldn't work. I was very disappointed with a few students' mistakes, but I know what I need to address now going into the final week of percents.

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# Working Backward and Forward...TEST!

Lesson 15 of 21

## Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge on working with percent.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – Instructional Strategy - Process for openers. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can recognize the type of percent problem I am trying to solve and apply the correct procedures to solve it.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Percent Test**: In my regular blocks, I will utilize the **Mastery Connect** program to scan and organize the data from the tests. This program gives immediate feedback, which is important to kids! For my advanced block, I have differentiated by giving them an Advanced Test that is open response. The questions have multiple parts and require students analyze their work and how percent applies to the real world. On the test itself, students will be demonstrating mathematical **practices 1, 4 and 6**, as they work diligently (not giving up) and carefully check their work for errors. The problems require students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways, and on different levels of understanding.

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Percent Models - A Visual Approach to Percents
- LESSON 2: Markdown Percent Models - What Percent Are You Paying?
- LESSON 3: Markup Percent Models - Percents Over 100?
- LESSON 4: Percent Models Review - Practice, Practice!!
- LESSON 5: Percent Models Test
- LESSON 6: Finding Percents
- LESSON 7: Finding Percents Fluency - It's a Chain Reaction!
- LESSON 8: Multiple Percents - What happens when you have a discount and tax?
- LESSON 9: Markup and Markdown Review - Are you paying more or less?
- LESSON 10: Markup, Markdown, or Just a Percent? TEST
- LESSON 11: Working Backwards with Percents - What happens when a problem is not straightforward?
- LESSON 12: Working Backward with Percent: Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 13: Performing with Percents - Can you bust some common misconceptions?
- LESSON 14: More Practice with Percents - Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 15: Working Backward and Forward...TEST!
- LESSON 16: Percent Change - By What Percent Did the Value Change?
- LESSON 17: Percent Change - More Practice
- LESSON 18: Simple Interest - Understand Your Money!
- LESSON 19: All Percents Review
- LESSON 20: All Percents Test
- LESSON 21: Proportional Reasoning and Percent - Can you apply the concepts? (3 Day Lesson)