What's a good lesson for 6th grade for math practice 4?
Practice 4 is really about application of math; solving problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. This can really be incorporated into many of the areas of focus for 6th grade, but I especially like using ratio and rate to work proportional reasoning concepts into everyday problems. I often tell my students that this is math they will most definitely use in the real world! Our students do a fun run at the end of the school year. They use rate as a way to figure out how long it will take students who run the 2.3 mile course at different paced miles. Another good lesson is around unit rate. If you ever have to buy something in bulk for the classroom or school, students can use unit rate to figure out the best deal on the item from a variety of stores. The idea for Practice 4 is to make the problems as real as possible. In the earlier grades it is more likely to be problems made up by the teacher, but the more authentic we can make the tasks for middle grade students, the more engaged they will be in using the mathematics to solve the problems.
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Thanks, Jennie. Great ideas!! :-)
THanks, Jennie. This will help me build a math lesson using the Common Core.
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