Collaboration station offers a collaborative lesson for a group of 4 students, calculating simple interest in a variety of real life situations.
It will be helpful if some students have prior knowledge of rational number conversions, writing simple equations, and multiplying decimals.
Teachers primary role is to facilitate student engagement, and model with a student partner as needed, based on the description of each task.
There are 4 separate collaborative scaffolded tasks in this lesson. The entire set of scaffolds can be completed in 60-80 minutes depending on class size and student abilities.