Reflection: Checks for Understanding Reviewing Division with Jeopardy - Section 3: Concept Development


As you can see in my video reflection, my students really enjoyed this Jeopardy game.  Since my students have just returned from a two week winter break, this was an excellent choice for a lesson for the first day back from break.  Students naturally, like adults, want to converse with each other and reconnect after being apart for a period of time. This is important for me when building lessons and captivating their attention.  Instead of fighting for their attention and their desire to talk to each other, creating an environment in which they could talk with each other was important.  

I liked this Jeopardy game because I think it has a balance of application and procedural types of division problems as well as division vocabulary terms important to know.  Using the timer was beneficial to keep the game moving.  In a perfect world, the timer would automatically adjust with larger amounts of time for more complex application problems and smaller amounts of time for skills based problems. 

The best part about this lesson was providing an opportunity for my students to engage in math discourse and conversation.  It allowed me to circulate the room and hear what students were thinking.  This lesson allowed for MANY checks for understanding.  Each time students held up their white boards, I was able to gauge which tables (teams) were struggling with division concepts. 

  Engaging and fun
  Checks for Understanding: Engaging and fun
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Reviewing Division with Jeopardy

Unit 7: Division with Whole Numbers
Lesson 12 of 16

Objective: SWBAT apply division knowledge and skills in a game.

Big Idea: Students will utilize Math Practice Standard 3 while reviewing division concepts and definitions through a game.

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