I had to look in my plan book to remind me what we did during this time. That’s right, it was MAP testing. The rest of the week focused on:
Writing expressions, identifying constants, coefficients, like terms and combining like terms.
An assessment on multi-step equations, variables on both sides, and special cases. When we go over the assessment, I’m continuing the practice of students first meeting in small groups to discuss answers. I then hand out copies of the key for further discussion. I’ll then take specific questions from the class. I’m finding this approach allows for much more mathematical conversation, gives students more time to carefully review their work and identify their own mistakes instead of me pointing them out to them.