This DMR cycle covers 12 days. 10 Days are devoted to teaching the skills (2 digit x 1 digit multiplication, subtraction with regrouping, expanded notation, and dot plots with whole numbers - word problem), 1 day for Poster Method (focusing on problem solving in a cooperative atmosphere), and a 10 question DMR quiz.
This first cycle is longer than usual because I use it at the beginning of the school year to teach the process.
The key statement is included. As students progress through DMR, I begin having them record the key statement, so you will see blanks indicating words need to be added to complete the sentence.
Also, I strongly believe in students setting goals for success. Therefore, you will find that the first DMR has students recording the number of stars they earned. The following DMRs students will record a goal FIRST before completing their DMR. After the teacher (as we progress, students become the teacher) goes over each skill, students complete the reflection piece.
The problem solving component gradually becomes more rigorous.
It typically takes me 20 minutes from start to finish, which is the maximum time you want to spend on DMR.
NOTE: This does NOT include an answer key. The focus of DMR is using strategies to solve a problem/skill.
I have 2 DMRS per page. This is to help you make your copy life easier. :-)