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 represent proportional relationships via graphs, tables, equations and words. I can calculate unit rates and use them to solve 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).
Retest: Retest Explore Video This test utilizes mathematical practices 1, 4, and 6. Students are perservering with problems on their own until they can reach a solution, and they are showing their knowledge in a variety of ways - graphs, equations, tables, and words. Additionally, students must pay close attention to precision when showing their work - remember to put y over x, and simplifying fractions correctly.
Note to Teacher: As a wrap up to the retest, I am curious to see how students are feeling this time. Was it easier? Did they like fill in versus multiple choice? This note gives students a chance to reflect :)