Reflection: Flexibility Poster Patterns? (day 3 of 5) - Section 2: Providing instruction


In the middle of this lesson I discovered that students needed clearer more specific questions to really focus on the patterns. I noticed students floundering when they were asked "what do you notice about the division" and they were more likely to look for mistakes in the division made by the team that made each poster. When I asked instead that students look for "what happens when you divide by 2?", "what happens when you divide by 3?", etc. student observations became more focused.

Some of the stations were easier for some students and they were left with little to do until I brought some additional fraction cards for them and told them to decide, based on their observations where they would belong on the poster they were looking at. Having some blanks for them to come up with their own might also be useful.

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Poster Patterns? (day 3 of 5)

Unit 8: Exploring Rational Numbers
Lesson 4 of 20

Objective: SWBAT convert a rational number into a decimal by doing long division and will know that it will either repeat or terminate.

Big Idea: Students will discover patterns in the division that produces repeating and terminating decimals.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, terminating decimals, repeating decimals, video, student led inquiry, stations, group discussion, sentence frames, rational numbers
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