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Write It Wednesday NS - Section 2: Explore

"My Favorite No" was a big hit! I was able to keep it anonymous, reminding them not to yell out if they recognized the handwriting. I also cautioned them not to let it show on their faces if they recognized their own paper. That way we could focus on the answer and the learning. They were able to focus and it was beneficial to our discussion. One author of a selection was able to join in the questioning and get some clarity without any embarrassment.

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# Write It Wednesday NS

Lesson 6 of 12

## Objective: SWBAT review and critique a peer's work with operations with rational numbers using appropriate mathematical language.

#### Launch

*10 min*

*Duration: 5-10 minutes*

The Learning Objective will be on the SMARTboard when students come into the room. To start the class I will read it to them and give an example of what that might look like at the end of the period.

The **Problem of the Day** for this lesson will be a review/discussion of the traffic light stops from the previous day’s lesson. If there were one or two significant sticky notes on the red light we will review those concerns as a whole class. If not, we will highlight the areas students identified on the green light. We can also answer questions from the yellow light.

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#### Explore

*25 min*

*Duration: 20 minutes*

To explore the concept of multiplying and dividing rational numbers students will answer the following question using the **WriteItWednesday (WIW)** strategy. After the writing, students will trade papers and use the rubric to score the answer. After scoring, students will return papers to the author to make corrections to their original answer.

Problem: Walt received an 85% on his last math test. If there were 40 questions on the test, how many did he answer correctly? Explain in words the steps you used to solve the problem and show your work.

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#### Summary

*5 min*

*Duration: 5 minutes*

As a closing activity I will give students another extended response item as a formative assessment. The goal is for students to not only demonstrate their understanding of the content but to use** MP 3 **to analyze situations and justify conclusions. I would prefer that students use the WIW format to answer the question. If they don't, that gives me the opportunity to see how they do format their answers-are they incorporating any of the answering techniques as a habit? If not, we can discuss how to maximize the techniques when responding.

"If Walt answered one more question correctly would he have scored 90%? Explain your answer and show your work."

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- UNIT 1: Welcome to 7th Grade!
- UNIT 2: Number System
- UNIT 3: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 4: Integers
- UNIT 5: Simplifying Expressions
- UNIT 6: Proportional Relationships
- UNIT 7: Percent Relationships
- UNIT 8: Equations and Inequalities
- UNIT 9: 2-D Measurements
- UNIT 10: 3-D Measurements
- UNIT 11: Angles
- UNIT 12: Probability

- LESSON 1: Converting Fractions
- LESSON 2: Multiplying Fractions
- LESSON 3: Repeating Decimals
- LESSON 4: Equivalent Fractions
- LESSON 5: Road Trip
- LESSON 6: Write It Wednesday NS
- LESSON 7: Operations with Rational Numbers
- LESSON 8: Applications with Operations
- LESSON 9: Percents Intro
- LESSON 10: Modeling with Percents
- LESSON 11: Number System Assessment
- LESSON 12: Converting Fractions II