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  • Deanna Semyon

    July 6, 2022 at 10:07 am

    I admit up front that I want checked out “MMM How to Teach Exponents at before I completed this task. I like it and as a new classroom teacher for intervention math I need to practice and with good lessons that have been successful.

    Day 1 Would you rather (see attached image) and use WYR sample student response sheet to spark curiosity (students love $$) and allow students to work in pairs on response sheet or at boards. Have students work together with a few examples that are related to their real world in terms of saving money for items desired (this will help engage emotion by giving them autonomy and relatedness. Status will also be promoted through individual positive feedback and peer association.

    Day 2 Introducing Exponents through Play With Your Math – Split 25.

    I really like that it starts off as a puzzle. (I need to help students build resilience)

    Then going to wall space with a partner gives nice social learning opportunities.

    Introduce a few math problems from text.

    Day 3 Present another Would You Rather and give students more independence in finding solutions as they work in pairs. Practice exponent skills formally on paper and end with

    Exponent card game (