AIM: How can we use performance tasks to improve our proportional reasoning?
Monday: Performance Tasks
Tuesday: Notebook Check (11/25/15 - present); Performance Task Review
Wednesday: Unit 1 Review
Thursday: Unit 2 Review
Friday: Unit 1/Unit 2 Review
Monday: MLK - No School
Tuesday: Middle School Midterms (ELA, Science, Foreign Language)
Wednesday: Middle School Midterms (ELA, Science, Foreign Language)
Thursday: Middle School Midterms (Math, SS, Arts, Health)
Friday: Middle School Midterms (Math, SS, Arts, Health)
HW: Finish performance tasks; Prepare binder for notebook check tomorrow
Marina's car goes 326 miles in 5 hours.
Jesse's car go 183 miles in 3 hours.
How much faster is the faster car?
Marina: 326 / 5 = 65.2 miles/hour
Jesse: 183 / 3 = 61 miles/hour
65.2-61= 4.2 miles per hour ; The faster car (Marina's) is 4.2 miles per hour faster than the slower car (Jesse's).
Students had the opportunity to work on 3 separate performance tasks [Lawn Mowing, Cereal, and Photographs], each related to proportional reasoning. They were given 15 minutes of individual work time in which they could use their notes to work on the problems. They then were given a 10 minute period of classmate collaboration during which they could compare responses and bounce ideas off each other. Because students are always asked to write in pencil, they are encouraged to fix any mistakes they may have made after discussions. Finally, and rubric will be used for self-assessment.