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Proportional Reasoning Test - Time to Put it All Together! - Section 2: Explore

Okay, first test of the year - 70% of the students, 80% or better. While I am pleased with those numbers, and other students were very close to proficicent, overall I feel like it could have been better. Since it is the first test, and I want to set the tone that it is not okay to just "settle" for a grade, I have decided to spend the next two class periods reviewing and retesting. This unit is particularly imporant for 7th grade, and I do not want to go on without having more students at the proficient level.

The most common mistake was students looking at tables and using subtraction between x values ("seeing how much they go up," they call it) instead of using ratios. Additionally, many students fell for the x/y answer for the constant of proportionality instead of the y/x. For the retest I am not going to use multiple choice, but rather open response, perhaps to appeal to a different sector of my students!

# Proportional Reasoning Test - Time to Put it All Together!

Lesson 12 of 14

## Objective: Students will be able to solve a variety of proportional reasoning problems.

## Big Idea: Time to test! Let the students show you what they have learned about proportional relationships!

*60 minutes*

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – **Instructional Strategy - Process for openers**. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. In today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can apply what I know about proportional reasoning to solve a variety of problems.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Test: **Today students will take the Proportional Reasoning Test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions, utilizing **mastery connect**. Questions will require that students persevere to arrive at answers (**mathematical practice 1**) as well as pay attention to precision (**mathematical practice 6**). All questions require that students apply their knowledge to the real world, and/or reason through models and abstract information (**mathematical practices 2 and 4**). *I teach two levels of 7th grade math, one advanced and one regular. In an effort to challenge the advanced kids, I have two different versions of the test uploaded in this section: Proportional Reasoning Test, and Proportional Reasoning Test Advanced. Though many questions are similar, the advanced version is a little more rigorous.*

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Introduction to Unit Rates - Learn to be a smart shopper!
- LESSON 2: Unit Rates with Complex Fractions
- LESSON 3: Unit Rates Fluency - Practice makes Perfect!
- LESSON 4: More Unit Rates Fluency - Practice, Practice!
- LESSON 5: Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships - Can you find the constant?
- LESSON 6: Equations of Proportional Relationships - Who needs a table?
- LESSON 7: Equations of Proportional Relationships - Fluency Practice!
- LESSON 8: Graphs of Proportional Relationships - What are the two important characteristics?
- LESSON 9: Graphing Proportional Relationships - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 10: Problem Solving Connections - Can you apply what you know about proportional reasoning?
- LESSON 11: Proportional Reasoning Review - Remember Hollywood Squares?
- LESSON 12: Proportional Reasoning Test - Time to Put it All Together!
- LESSON 13: Proportional Reasoning Remediation/Enrichment
- LESSON 14: Proportional Reasoning Retest - REWIND and Try Again!