Unit Plan: Integers
Math / Grade 7
Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals.
Students will keep considering…
- What is balance?
- How do you achieve balance?
- How does change affect balance?
- How does change affect quantity?
Teacher will monitor progress:
Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:
- Check ins
- Teacher observation
How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?
- What aspects of the unit went well?
- What did students struggle with?
- What did you struggle with?
- What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
- Were there any unintended outcomes?
- Were students engaged?
Stage 2 – Evidence
Authentic Performance Tasks
AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCE TASK: Assessing for Understanding
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding by:
- Unit test with competency based questions on (ask students to respond to Essential Questions and speak to the Unit Understandings)
What is a GRASPS task?
- Goal: To show your understanding of integer operations
- Role: You are a contest designer
- Audience: The people taking part in your contest
- Situation: You work for Crazy Contests Incorporated as a designer of skill testing questions. Your company has landed a big account that requires you to design 5 skill testing questions to be answered by people entering contests. If people can’t answer the question, they don’t win the prize, but the questions can’t be so easy that they don’t require much thought to answer.
- Product: Design five skill testing questions that use the order of operations and integers. You must also solve the questions, showing the process, so that contestant solutions can be verified.
OTHER EVIDENCE: Assessing for Knowledge and Skills
Students will show they have acquired Stage 1 knowledge and skills by:
- Diamond papers linked to curricular competencies (see learning plan)
- Check ins
- Teacher observations
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