For today's Warm Up assignment, students must use their knowledge of scientific notation to solve two problems. As students work, I move throughout the room checking student work. I am watching for common errors like applying incorrect operations or failing to write numbers in scientific notation correctly.
Once the timer sounds after 5 minutes, I call the students to the smart board to go over the answers. I call on random students (selected from a cup of name sticks) to share the answers they found. We then work to come to consensus by class verification.
After finishing our work with the Work Time problems, I introduced the day's Learning Objective. I want my students to be aware of the objective so they more adequately reflect on their level of acquisition.
For today's Work Time assignment, I have selected a task from the Math Assessment Project called a_million_dollars_task. The task requires students to calculate a variety of numbers like the number of hamburgers that can be purchased with a million dollars.
Once student finish the task, I instruct students to create their own million dollar task problem.
For today's Wrap Up, I asked students to exchange their created problems with another student to solve. Once finished, they turn in their papers on the way out the door.