7R Math

7th graders are working on Module 7 which is all about inequalities. We started this module before winter break and are continuing it now. I’ve been practicing a new activity with the students where I have them complete an exit ticket when they leave. I present a problem that goes along with what we learned for the day and when they hand them to me, I can see how well they are understanding the topic. This has given me a good idea on what they are grasping and where mistakes are occurring. With the exit tickets, I choose “my favorite no” which means I choose a student’s work that has an error. I write it on the board and students have to figure out what went right, what went wrong, and how they would correctly solve the problem. I have do something called Think, Pair, and Share. Students work independently at first, then pair up with someone to discuss their answers, and then I choose a couple students to share it with the class. I took an online course over winter break about teaching middle school math using the common core. I learned about these activities and put them into action this week. They are more student-centered; they take more time but are much more fulfilling for students. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me!



Miss Smith

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