## Friday, December 2, 2016

### EQUATIONS BY FLASHLIGHT

Students are getting their first Flashlight Friday! We are reviewing/practicing solving addition equations. The windows were darkened and the flashlights were handed out and kids are everywhere. Some even figured out a way to lay under their desk and hang the flashlight from their seat so they have a more hands free approach.

## Thursday, December 1, 2016

### "DOES THIS SOLUTION MAKE MY EQUATION LOOK TRUE?"

WE ARE GRADING HOMEWORK? YEP THE STUDENTS ARE GRADING PRETEND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS THAT I CREATED. I HAVE 5 DIFFERENT SHEETS THAT WILL BE PASSED OUT THROUGHOUT THE CLASS AND THE STUDENTS WILL GRADE THEM.

THE EXPECTATIONS ARE THAT EACH STUDENT SUBSTITUTES THE SOLUTION INTO THE EQUATION AND THEN WORKS IT OUT. IF THE SOLUTION MAKES THE EQUATION TRUE THEN THE STUDENTS PROBLEM IS CORRECT. IF THE SOLUTION DOES NOT MAKE THE EQUATION TRUE THEN THE STUDENTS PROBLEM IS INCORRECT. AFTER ALL PAPERS HAVE BEEN GRADED THE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO FIND OTHERS WHO GRADED THE SAME PAPER AND THEN COMPARE TO SEE IF THEY ALL GAVE THE SAME GRADE ON THE HOMEWORK.

## Wednesday, November 30, 2016

### EVALUATING EXPRESSIONS

RETEACH, REVIEW, RELEARN

Yesterday we had a bit of a step back when it comes to evaluating expressions. I learned that my students did not make the connection from expressions to equations. During an assessment to make sure they can substitute and tell me if a solution to an equation makes the statement true, they could not tell me. They could not remember what an expression like 4a, means and therefore they could not evaluate it properly. They also were not using the order of operations correctly. So in my attempt to fix this we went through the following slides today in class and did a lot of repeat after me, and clarification exercises to make sure that we finally have the understanding necessary to be successful on math standard 6.EE.5. We will pick up at the last slide tomorrow and do more practice to be sure they have mastery of this standard.

## Monday, November 28, 2016

### EQUATIONS - INTRODUCTION TO ADDITION EQUATIONS

 TEETER TOTTER VIDEO LINK - TEETER TOTTER VIDEO (BALANCE)

## Friday, November 18, 2016

### REVIEW FOR TEST (TUESDAY - 3RD, 5TH, & 6TH BLOCKS ONLY)

The test will be on Tuesday, all multiple choice. It will cover all the skills practiced thus far in our unit. Please practice the 21 problems. If you can do these you'll do fine on Tuesday.

### EQUIVALENT EXPRESSIONS

The last thing to work on before we test on Tuesday. Students realized quickly that they have already been working on this skill. Love it when they make the connections.