As much as I LOVE percent proportion and percent equation (and YES – I really do enjoy teaching it that much!!), it was beginning to feel like the movie Groundhog Day. We began percent proportions and moved on to percent equations about two weeks ago.
We hit a snow day. Then it was the weekend. Then we were back for a day before hitting another snow day. Then we had President’s Day and an inservice day for teachers (no students). Were my students EVER going to learn this concept?
Most of my students need lots and lots of reteaching and practicing with extra reinforcement to learn these concepts and even more practice to keep these concepts. It seemed we took two steps forward and one step back over and over.
The good thing about the snow days was the additional time to develop the foldable and task cards for Percent Equation and Percent Proportion.
|A magnet holds the task card for quick, easy reference|
|Try to turn the repetition into a GAME|