## Instructional Strategy - Process for Openers - Section 1: Launch

*Instructional Strategy - Process for Openers*

# Composite Figures and Circles Test

Lesson 6 of 18

## Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of composite figures and circles through a summative assessment.

## Big Idea: Seeing the fruits of your labor – students will show off their area and circumference skills.

*62 minutes*

#### Launch

*15 min*

**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 learning target, “I can demonstrate my knowledge of area of composite figures and circles;” then I will take any last minute questions that students may have before the test.

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Regular Test and Advanced Test: **Today students will take the Two Dimensional Figures Test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. For multiple choice questions, I use the website Mastery Connect to give the students immediate feedback, see my Instructional Strategy - Mastery Connect clip for more information! Test questions lend themselves to the mathematical practices, as students are required to solve real world application problems (**MP 2 and 4**), and use a variety of tools - drawing a picture, using a calculator, etc (**MP 5**) to help them solve problems. In addition, as with any test, attention to precision - exact calculations and units (**MP 6**) are very important.

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#### Summarize

*2 min*

**Student Feedback: **As students prepare to leave the classroom, I will give each child sticky note and ask them to write down one item they feel like they need more help with after taking the test. I will use the feedback I get from the students to pull in small groups for help during morning silent reading time.

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I do have an accelerated class - therefore, for units that I also cover with my accelerate class I have an advanced version of the test. Not all 7th grade units are covered in the accelerated class.

However, I still give the advanced test to some of my regular students. To justify this, I give a quick pretest at the beginning of a unit to get a baseline for each student. For those students who show solid understanding on the pretest I supplement with materials I use in my advanced class.

| 3 years ago | Reply

Hi Heather!

I have been looking at some of yuor resources and am truly amazed at how organized you are!

I was wondering if you teach regular math and accelerated math... is that why you have a regular test and advanced test? We do not accelerate in our district until highschool and I would like to eb able to differentiate with my tests as well but I just don't know how that would look in the gradebook.

Can yuo giv eme some feedback on what you do and how you handle this situation?

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
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- LESSON 1: Relationship Between Circumference and Diameter - What is pi?
- LESSON 2: Circumference and Area of Circles
- LESSON 3: Area of Irregular Figures - How do you break up a figure?
- LESSON 4: Working Backwards with Formulas - How do I undo a formula?
- LESSON 5: 2D Figures - Review Time!
- LESSON 6: Composite Figures and Circles Test
- LESSON 7: Intro to 3D Figures and Cross-Sections - What shape do you see?
- LESSON 8: Volume of Prisms - How are base area and volume of a prism related?
- LESSON 9: Volume of Square Pyramids - What is the relationship between and prism and pyramid?
- LESSON 10: Volume of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 11: Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism - What shapes do you see?
- LESSON 12: Surface Area of a Triangular Prism - What shape is the base?
- LESSON 13: Surface Area of Triangular and Rectangular Prisms Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Surface Area of a Square Pyramid - What shapes are the faces?
- LESSON 15: Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Volume and Surface Area Review
- LESSON 17: 2D and 3D Volume and Area Test
- LESSON 18: Surface Area and Volume Centers -5 Days of Enrichment and/or Remediation