Friday, November 20, 2015

Take it from the TOP!


Hello! This is fun! PERCENTS -----> PROPORTIONS


I am so excited about this! PERCENTS ---------> PROPORTIONS! I was planning on doing one BIG post but I decided to break it up--so read and then come and see me before THANKSGIVING. 

Holy. Guacamole. 

We made it to Thanksgiving. Lovely and wonderful.

TODAY. Percents to Proportions. I really hope I'm not the only one in the universe that struggles with this. I've tried all of the tricks and know a million and a half ways to get help my students find percents of a number and set up proportions but the need LOTS OF confidence. It's a scary thing, 

Those darn proportions (I love proportions, I do. BUT JUST DARN. Sometimes) can be so tricky.



ENTER this!

So a long time ago I created task cards where my students were given a problem and those that were really unsure at first, I wanted them to check their proportion setup (before they even went through to solve it). It breaks my heart when students spend tons of time and their setup is wrong.



SO. My students I have a card where they can check their setup and then they solve. This is also perfect for me to see if they 
a) have a hard time discerning the part from the whole
b) mess up with their math when solving

It's so so helpful when you need to know how to help your students!


When you are working on percents and proportions it's so important for students to spill their brains so you have a snapshot of what is going on in their minds!


Small group, whole group, centers, scoot, review, introduce...these cards take can take you through the whole year!


>>>>TRY THIS!<<<<

I line these up on desks and students go down and set up their proportions and then walk down the other side of the desk to make sure they have them set up correctly.


>>>>TRY THIS!<<<<

I've even written the correct answer on the inside ^^^ so they can check that as they go too. But usually I don't always have time so I just leave a copies of the answer key (north, south, east, west) for my students to check their own work #reallife #makelifeeasier #monitoryourownlearning


I send mini versions with my kids that go to resource or get tutoring help. Totally helps with keeping everyone on the same page!


There are challenge problems and my confident kiddos don't need to check it--just let them keep on a goin'!


These are in my store HERE!!!


Over and OUT!



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