Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Percent Benchmark Fluency - Section 1: Reflection


Responses to the second question surprised me a bit.  On question 2, I expected every student to use the 10% benchmark to find 5% of a number, after all, that is what they are asked to do.  Some students found 5% by first finding 1% and then multiplying by 5.  (Nobody suggested dividing a value by 20!).  While I was happy to see that they knew a way to find 5% without using a 10% benchmark, I reminded them to carefully read the question.  That being said, perhaps I will remove the part about using the 10% benchmark for future classes.  That way students will have the flexibility for answer the question in a way that is most meaningful for them.

  More than 1 way to use a benchmark
  Student Self-Assessment: More than 1 way to use a benchmark
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Percent Benchmark Fluency

Unit 5: Percent and Proportional Relationships
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: SWBAT find the percent of a number using benchmarks of 1%, 5%, and 10%

Big Idea: Students reflect on how to use percent benchmarks. Then students get plenty of practice.

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benchmark reflections
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