It's time for the weekly Continuous Improvement Quiz! (See CI Folder in Resources for additional information on this process.) This is week number four, so we take CI Quiz #4 8th. Students have 15 minutes to complete the quiz and we spend 7 minutes going quickly over the answers.
After going over the answers to CI Quiz #4, I provide students additional practice with simplifying exponential expressions with leading coefficients during Let's Practice. I give them a variety of equations so that they can practice applying all the rules we have learned in this unit. I also want to see that they are able to recognize leading coefficients and how to handle them.
Once the timer sounds after six minutes, we come together as a class to come to consensus about the answers. I randomly select students from my cup of name sticks to answer each questions. I then ask the class to agree or disagree. If there is disagreement, I ask a dissenting students to share her solution.
To assess students' progress toward our day's objective, I ask each student to answer the Write Now! response in his/her journal. This writing prompt provides me great data about which students are able to apply the rules we have learned and how many need intervention time with me, which I provide during our first hour advisory class.