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This differentiated practice focuses on using equivalent fractions and tables to solve rates problems. There is special attention given to unit rates and how the order of the division can give you two different perspectives on the solution. You will also find real-world word problems on each practice sheet with room to show work! Here's how Actis Standard practice sheets differ from anything else you will find:
1. Differentiated practice with two levels of difficulty for each objective.
2. Not overwhelming. Assignments are typically less than 10 questions and fit on 1 or 2 pages.
3. Each question addresses a different aspect of the objective. Students will see basic questions and word problems all in one assignment.
4. There is space to show work! No more attaching additional sheets to assignments. No more excuses from students why they can't communicate their thinking properly.
5. Answer keys with work! The answer keys are color coded with answers in red and the work in various other colors. Great for finding answers quickly, yet allowing students to figure out where they went wrong or how to communicate their thinking.
6. FREE tutorial videos for every practice! These videos walk through the “type 3” difficulty level practice sheets, providing the reasoning, work and answers for every question. Hosted on Teacher Tube, this provides a great resource for parents, students who were absent from class, or students that get stuck on the assignment at home. Eliminate excuses!
All Actis Standard assignments are custom created questions that go deeper than your typical drill-and-kill type of worksheet. I created these questions to address every nuance of the objective, which are rooted in the Common Core Standards. The practice is presented to students in a friendly non-intimidating, easy to read format. Space is provided for work and all of the answer keys are included! The answer keys even have work included to demonstrate the type of work your student should be producing. Practice tutorial videos are included for free!
As a teacher consultant for Smarter Balanced, I authored over 200 questions for the adaptive end-of-year standardized assessment, used across multiple states. I am well aware of what types of questions students will be asked on such tests and have assembled questions that will give your students the practice they need to be successful on such assessments. More importantly it will help them master the objectives you are teaching.