Reflection: Student Communication Percentages of Numbers (Lesson one in lesson progression) - Section 4: Whole Group Discussion


When I host whole group discussions, I introduce the problem we will discuss and ask a student to volunteer what was discussed during the student activity section.  Believe it or not, the majority of my students have such great buy in to the routines of the classroom, I do not have a shortage of volunteers.  Through consistent motivation, and allowing students to feel empowered through their mistakes, I have enabled them to feel comfortable when they are incorrect.  It is important to have the students drive the discussion.  The way students will willingly engage in conversation is if they feel comfortable to make mistakes.  I always validate thinking even when they may be incorrect.  I will say things like "  Thank you for thinking so hard," or " I see where you were going."  These are empowering statements that will offer a student the security in continued thinking. 

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Percentages of Numbers (Lesson one in lesson progression)

Unit 3: Proportional Reasoning with Percents
Lesson 3 of 16

Objective: SWBAT solve real world word problems involving percentages of numbers.

Big Idea: Students will have the opportunity to grapple through complex word problems using MP 1, 2, 4, and 6.

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Math, Percentages, Number Sense and Operations, proportions, Fractions, mathematical practices, equation, Reading Strategies, unpacking the question, Mathematical content translation, multiplying percents, percent, real world
  45 minutes
ercentage of numbers
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