Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Review: Metric - Section 1: Warm-up


In this warm up, students are exposed to a variety of words, some of which will be used in the closure thus taking the vocabulary in this lesson full-circle. My students are very project oriented, and this simple project quickly gets their attention and focus. I have them cut out the word slips as morning work, so that we save that time for our Math block. I provide a word wall of math vocabulary for the current unit of study which students can always reference, but it's typically limited to 6-8 most commonly used words. Students have been exposed to these words all week long, and should now be very familiar with the words.

This was a great summation to the unit. I extend the use of our vocabulary into the closure of this lesson where students write a paragraph about the relationship of kilometers, meters, and millimeters using key words. I give students a chance to peer edit as well. If students are able to think about what they are doing, put it into words, the whole process become easier. This provides insight to you, the Teacher, as to exactly what your students are thinking, and what might be missing. When students are solving problems, be sure to have them not only answer the problem, but always explain their reasoning.

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Review: Metric

Unit 5: Measurement
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: SWBAT convert milligram to grams, and kiolometers to meters, & use these in solving multi-step, real world problems.

Big Idea: Help John determine how sweet his lemonade is, and what distance Sophie ran.

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