Reflection: Lesson Planning Balancing and Comparing Data - Section 4: Closing


We were not able to do the closing part of this lesson during math today. There wasn't time. We have incorporated the science (balance), the writing (writing about science unit), and the math (adding more than 2 larger numbers) into this one lesson and so even though students were engaged throughout the lesson, time ran out on us.

I stopped students after they had finished the math section. I told them that tomorrow we would finish our project by writing conclusions. I then made the decision to move the closing of this section to the writing block of our day. The reason for this is that the remainder of the lesson is mostly a writing lesson. 

It was exciting, even though we ran out of time, to see students applying skills they learned in writing and science while doing math. 

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Balancing and Comparing Data

Unit 11: The Numbers Are Getting Bigger
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: SWBAT make the connection between math, science and writing by asking a question about balancing objects, recording the results and writing and solving comparison number stories with the data.

Big Idea: The connection between subjects is an important one to establish for students. Communicating across subjects is part of the Common Core expectations.

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