Malissa's students learn academic terms by using the Frayer model. The Frayer model provides students with a reference that includes a mathematical term's definition, example, non-example, and characteristics. By completing the Frayer model for new math terms, Malissa's students can access a tool to use precise mathematical language.
For this lesson, give each student the list of terms for the unit. Each student will create a foldable that uses the Frayer Model of Vocabulary. The foldable will ask the student for a definition, facts and characteristics, examples, and non-examples. You may choose to add illustration, symbols, and/or for the student to create an assessment question for each term. This will build rigor into the lesson. This lends itself to MP 1, 2, 4, 5 , and 6. I like to use the Frayer Model template because it gives students an opportunity to go deeper than simply copying a term and its definition.
Sarah Hagan has a great blog that discusses how she uses foldables and graphic organizers in her Algebra class. She offers downloadable templates that are useful for interactive notebooks. (http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/p/foldables-templates-graphic-organizers.html)
You may feel free to use the list of terms provided in this lesson, or create terms of your own that is tailored to your number sense unit.
You will need a full class period for students to complete the Frayer Model effectively for each term of the unit. I have my students work in the groups that were identified by the pre-assessment. I do ask that for this lesson the students complete all of the terms from the list. I have identified 14 terms for this lesson.