Reflection: Intervention and Extension Determining Equivalency between Ounces & Pounds - Section 4: Closing


During independent practice time, I found a student experimenting with the digital scale and the one ounce clay ball. After talking with him, I realized that he was trying to compare one ounce to one gram: How many grams are in an ounce?. This is a student who struggles with engagement and motivation. By having a range of math tools and hands-on manipulatives, like the clay ball, this student has become extremely motivated to learn math. What a great reminder to make sure math tools are accessible to ensure all students are able to learn math in a variety of ways. 

When reflecting upon the exit slips, I found that most students were proficient! I loved how this student, Proficient, used both 8/16 lb. and 1/2 lb. to explain 8 ounces. This student, Nearing Proficient, explained to me later on that she just misread the question. This reminds me that Math Practice 6, Attend to precision, will be a focus throughout the year!  


  Intervention and Extension: Reflection
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Determining Equivalency between Ounces & Pounds

Unit 1: Measuring Mass and Weight
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine the equivalent conversions between ounces and pounds.

Big Idea: Generating conversions between two units of measurement is an important component to understanding relative sizes of measurement units.

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