## Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Test - Section 2: Explore

# Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Test

Lesson 18 of 23

## Objective: Students will be able to solve real world and mathematical problems involving adding and subtracting signed integers, fractions, and decimals.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener. Please see my instructional strategy clip for how openers work in my classroom (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 targets are, “I can solve real world and mathematical problems involving addition and subtraction of rational numbers.” 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).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Test: **Today students will take a test on adding and subtracting rational numbers. Due to the many mistakes that students can make when working with rational numbers, I have opted to try a different approach to the test. For today's test, I am giving students an answer bank with the answers to the 12 problems on the test. It will be the student's job to show all steps that would lead to getting the answer. By providing the answers, I am placing more of an emphasis on **mathematical practices 1 and 6** - persevering with problems and paying attention to precision. Students know the answers they need to get, it will be their job to figure out how to get there. This method also lets students know that the answer is not always what is important, the path to getting there is just as, if not more, important.

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#### Summary

*5 min*

**Note to Teacher:** I am going to use my favorite test day summary technique and have students write me a note regarding their thoughts on the test. Students are used to doing this at this point, and have really started to open up about how they think they are doing. Students can write on the back of their opener or scrap paper.

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Integers and Absolute Value - Are two steps forward and two steps back the same thing?
- LESSON 2: Modeling Addition - Opposites Attract, You Know?!
- LESSON 3: Integer Addition Word Problems - Can You Picture It? (Two Day Lesson)
- LESSON 4: Adding Integers - What's the Rule?
- LESSON 5: Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add?
- LESSON 6: Adding Integers Review
- LESSON 7: Adding Integers Test
- LESSON 8: Subtracting Integers - How does subtraction relate to addition?
- LESSON 9: Subtracting Integers Practice - Can you subtract more than two integers?
- LESSON 10: Addition and Subtraction of Integers - DOMINOES!
- LESSON 11: Adding and Subtracting Integers - Real World Applications
- LESSON 12: Adding and Subtracting Integers - REVIEW!
- LESSON 13: Adding and Subtracting Integers Test
- LESSON 14: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions - Remember Those Integer Rules!
- LESSON 15: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimals - Line Up Those Points!
- LESSON 17: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 18: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Test
- LESSON 19: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
- LESSON 20: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
- LESSON 21: Problem Solving with Rational Numbers
- LESSON 22: Fractions to Decimals - Terminate or Repeat?
- LESSON 23: Rational Number Unit Test