## Monday, October 30, 2017

### NOT HARD NOTES

Today after our integer pretest we began the unit with a puzzle. Students were grouped and had to work to get her to reassemble the piece of paper that contained their notes for the day.

This activity makes taking notes not so hard.

## Monday, October 23, 2017

### SPEED DATING - DIVIDING A DECIMAL BY A DECIMAL

We had a great time speed dating in class on Friday, all students were placed in a large circle. I did not have the students partner with each other. They were partnered up with a clipboard that contained the math problem to be worked instead. I gave students 2 minutes to work the problem. When the timer sounded they flipped the clipboard over to reveal the correct answer. After each problem we discussed. Students were telling me if they ran out of time, were incorrect due to a multiplication or math error, were incorrect due to a decimal issue, were incorrect and had no explanation. The students then rotated to the next problem. We repeated the procedure and discussion, most students felt that they improved as class continued.

Sadly, I forgot to take pictures :(

## Friday, October 13, 2017

### Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers Coloring Puzzle

Coloring is always fun. This was assigned after our quiz. All passing grades began coloring and had a lot of time to complete. This allowed me a lot of time to work one on one with those still struggling. As the week progressed I gave hints, (it's 100 problems).

## Friday, October 6, 2017

### QR CODES - DIVIDING DECIMALS BY WHOLE NUMBERS

Students absolutely love QR codes or maybe they like them. It love getting to use their own device. Either way, they get moving and stay engaged for an entire class period and that's a WIN!

I created 10 problems (with 10 correct answers), 20 incorrect answers (I used the same digits just moved the decimal points around). Then I used a QR code app to create the codes for my problems. Here are some pictures from the app.

(Above) I typed all of this in the app and a code was created. When it was scanned this was visible to my students. They had a recording sheet (I'll attach later) they wrote the problem, worked it, and then looked around the room for a poster with their answer. When it was found they had to scan the code and get an oops or correct message.