Actually the title doesn’t capture yesterday, Day 37,–that’s when my “A” day standard class took the multiplying and dividing integers assessment.
Today my “B” day standard students worked on a Variety Show task which was a textbook makeover problem I worked on over the summer. You can read about it in more detail here.
The pre-algebra students got another scoop of exponents. Today’s flavor was negative exponents. I gave them a half sheet to discover the pattern. I asked them to initially work by themselves. This is the pattern most came up with.
After discussing how the pattern halves we did LOTS of practice problems. It took the entire block. When I see them next, they’ll get a second scoop of negative exponents, review multiplying and dividing exponents and hopefully they’ll be ready for an assessment on Thursday.