To follow through with my New Year's Blogging Resolution, I have a FREEBIE for you! I haven't linked up for a while at TBA, but I am today. Starting out the right way for the first Friday of 2014.
Do you celebrate the 100th day of school? 17 years in elementary school, I did! It was one of my favorite days.
Middle School is so different. Last year though, I had to do something. I tried a project. It was an at home project. Students were given 100 problems to solve. They were given an entire six weeks to complete it.
There were a lot of positive to it. The students had seen all the problems before. They were from previous tests they had taken. I even had a section of vocabulary.
It was a lot and the projects weren't very nice when they were returned. Then, they really needed to be graded. I was not going to grade 100 problems for all 100+ students I had.
I made a key, copied it and students graded each others projects. That worked. I will do that again.
This year, my team does not want to do it, I do. We are required to do the same if we teach the same prep. I am the only advanced teacher for 6th grade though. I teach only one section of regular 6th grade math. So, I adapted it for my advanced classes only. Parents of advanced students want this kind of thing!
So, here's a new version:
|100th Day Project|
I am excited because its ready early! They are getting it when they return on Tuesday. I made one huge change to manage the procrastinators. They have a mid way checkpoint where 50 problems have to be completed. I am giving a grade for it as well. Yes, my students will still have regular homework this six weeks. This project is a test grade. I know my kids, they can do this!
There are a ton of skills included. We taught a lot of skills the first semester. The project includes, fractions, GCF, LCM, prime factorization, ratios, measurement conversions, percents, decimals, computation, and many word problems.
I also created a new activity for our upcoming Algebraic Expressions unit. I am excited about this as well because it gives several options to how you use it in your class. You can choose task cards, a game board, matching cards, go fish, and even a worksheet. It's my first product of 2014.
|Algebraic Expressions Match|
and.... don't forget about Holly and Joanne's great giveaway going on. It's Day 2, new day, new prize and another opportunity to enter for their grand prizes!