Reflection: Positive Reinforcement Unit Closure - Section 2: Group Work


Instead of using a group work rubric, since I used one in the previous lesson, I decided to switch it up and use a different method of giving feedback.  I used a set of stamps and walked around 5 different times throughout the group work.  Each time I used a different stamp and looked for students who were on task and working hard.  These students received a stamp on the front of their paper, while students who were off task did not.  I announced that we were going to play a game for the last 4 minutes of class, and I would announce later how many stamps were required to play the game.  It may sound silly, but my sixth graders were excited by the stamps and the idea of playing a quick game.  Although the game cut the group work time short by 4 minutes, I believe that the motivation helped students to work for an extended amount of time. At the end of class I announced that students were eligible to play if they earned 4 or 5 stamps.  All but four students earned the right to play. 

  Positive Reinforcement: Stamps and a Game
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Unit Closure

Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimals • Create equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents

Big Idea: What’s the best deal? How do you represent equivalent amounts? Students work on these questions as they wrap up Unit 2.

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Math, equivalent, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, Decimals, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, 6th grade, master teacher project, percent
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