Reflection: Student Ownership Working with the Properties! - Section 5: Independent Practice


After the students were done with the independent practice, I had them find a partner by saying, "find someone who has the same color clothing on as you."  I like to do this because students will always gravitate towards their friends, especially this far in the school year.  Once students have a partner, they move to the perimeter of the room and wait for directions.  I instruct the students to share answers "rally robin" style.  This means that one person shares and while the other person checks.  Then they switch turns (back and forth).  If there is an answer they don't agree upon, they have to have some conversation about it to see if they can come up with the correct solution.  

  Talking math and sharing responses
  Student Ownership: Talking math and sharing responses
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Working with the Properties!

Unit 6: Expressions
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT understand how to use the properties (Commutative, Associative, Identity).

Big Idea: Understanding properties will lay the ground-work for solving equations.

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