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* *Reflection: Real World Applications
Show What You Know + Stocks Wrap Up - Section 1: Do Now

My students have been interested about internet companies like Facebook and Instagram and asking how they make money, since they are free to use. With perfect timing, Twitter’s IPO occurred while we were wrapping up our “Tracking Your Investments” project. I wanted students to read about it and understand how Twitter may be able to make money as a company, so I created a new do now. Students were excited to talk about Twitter and its potential for turning a profit. Even though this project is ending, I want students to continue to think and learn about investing. I am planning on posting closing prices of the stocks students invested in throughout the school year. I want to emphasize to students that investing in the stock market is a long term practice, rather than something that you do for a single week.

# Show What You Know + Stocks Wrap Up

Lesson 13 of 17

## Objective: SWBAT: • Find absolute value of rational numbers • Compare absolute values • Plot points on the coordinate plane • Calculate length of horizontal and vertical lines on the coordinate plane

## Big Idea: What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? After the quiz, students work on wrapping up their stocks project.

*55 minutes*

#### Do Now

*5 min*

See my **Do Now** in my Strategy folder that explains my beginning of class routines.

Often, I create do nows that have problems that connect to the task that students will be working on that day. Today is a unique day, where students are taking a quiz and wrapping up a project. I want students to have the Day 5 share price data at the beginning of class so they can work on their project after they finish the quiz.

I call students by rows to find a Closing Price Spreadsheet around the room. They copy the closing price of the companies they have invested in on their packet. I walk around to ensure that students have collected the data and are working on part 2d.

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#### Quiz Review

*5 min*

I ask the students if they have any questions they want answered before they take the quiz. I encourage students to look at their homework assignment from the previous night. If there is a question, students participate in a **Think Pair Share **with a partner and we share out ideas.

I do my best to keep the review brief. It is easy for this review to stretch and take over the period. I set a timer and hold myself to this.

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#### Quiz

*25 min*

I give students the **Quiz.** Students engage with **MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them**. If students do not finish in the allotted time, they set up a time (preferably that day) to come in and complete it. I use this data to inform my instruction. If students struggle with a concept, I will spiral it into do nows and homework assignments. I may also add a few problems on that topic to the next quiz.

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#### Stocks Wrap Up

*15 min*

Notes:

- Students began this project with the lesson
**Absolute Value and Stocks.** - Students should have Part 1, Part 2a, Part 2b, and Part 2c completed.

I have a volunteer read over the to-do list for this part of the lesson. I explain that this will be the last day that we work on the “Tracking Your Investments” project in class. I tell students the due date for the project.

Students work independently with their calculators. Students are engaging with **MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively**. As I walk around, I monitor student progress. A common mistake is that students find the change in closing price by subtracting day 3 – day 4. If students do this, I refer them back the practice page to review. I also ask them if the closing price increased or decreased from day 3 to day 4. If the closing price increased, does it make sense that the change in price is negative?

If students successfully complete part 2d, I remind them to read over the rubric and make revisions. If they finish with the project they can work on the Unit 3 Challenge about percent change. I allow students to use calculators.

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#### Closure

*5 min*

For **Closure **I ask students, “What have your learned about the stock market?” and “What do you still want to know about the stock market?” I am curious to see what students valued about the project and what they are still wondering about. If I have time, I ask students “How would you improve this project?” I may have the occasional Negative Nancy say “Not do it”, but most students come up with really valuable ideas that I can take into account for the next year.

I explain that their **Homework is** to finish the “Tracking Your Investments” project.

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- UNIT 1: Intro to 6th Grade Math & Number Characteristics
- UNIT 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
- UNIT 3: Integers and Rational Numbers
- UNIT 4: Fraction Operations
- UNIT 5: Proportional Reasoning: Ratios and Rates
- UNIT 6: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
- UNIT 7: Geometry
- UNIT 8: Geometry
- UNIT 9: Statistics
- UNIT 10: Review Unit

- LESSON 1: Pre Test
- LESSON 2: Where Does That Fall On The Number Line?
- LESSON 3: How Close Is "Close"?
- LESSON 4: What Are Integers?
- LESSON 5: Adding and Subtracting Integers on a Number Line
- LESSON 6: Adding and Subtracting Integers with Counters
- LESSON 7: Rational Numbers and Integer Practice
- LESSON 8: Show What You Know About Integers and Rational Numbers
- LESSON 9: Absolute Value and Stocks
- LESSON 10: Tracking Stocks and the Coordinate Plane
- LESSON 11: Tracking Stocks and Distance on the Coordinate Plane
- LESSON 12: Tracking Investments and Review
- LESSON 13: Show What You Know + Stocks Wrap Up
- LESSON 14: What Rides Can You Go On?
- LESSON 15: Inequalities
- LESSON 16: Unit Review Stations
- LESSON 17: Unit Test