Reflection: Rules and Consequences Solving Multi-Step Word Problems Given a Part to Part Ratio - Section 3: Student Activity


You will find in many of my lessons I allow students to pair up either in groups or pairs to discuss what they did during their independent think time.  These are identified to the students as I.T.T. and P.U.T time periods.  In order for these 10 minutes to be highly effective it is critical that I walk the room and become involved in the discussions. The moment I sit behind my desk, or speak to a guest in the hallway, my students think that I become deaf, blind, and mute.  Many choose to take the mathematical discussions and turn them into what is happening on television, what they are going to do after school, who is cute, who is the latest couple of the class, etc. This is thus when I tell my students "talk is cheap."  When I am navigating the room they are on task and alert, waiting for me to check for understanding.  I found that MP 3 is a true bang for your buck mathematical practice, but it will only work if you are holding the students accountable for the conversations that they are having. 

  Talk can be CHEAP!
  Rules and Consequences: Talk can be CHEAP!
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Solving Multi-Step Word Problems Given a Part to Part Ratio

Unit 5: Proportional Reasoning
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT solve multi-step problems given part to part ratios.

Big Idea: Using MP 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 students will grapple through and solve rigorous multi-step real world problems given a part to part ratio.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, complex fractions, proportional reasoning, part to part ratios, multi
  40 minutes
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