This week focus on what it means to achieve mastery by giving students a single topic assessment on a problem most of them have mastered. This can give the whole class a sense of accomplishment!!!
Ask students to reflect on their own learning styles. Ask them what they have learned and what methods in class have helped them learn. By now, we expect students to be able to acknowledge that having the ability to talk about the mathematics with their classmates is really helping them to understand at a deeper level. Remember to keep this assessment positive by focusing on what students have mastered rather than what they have yet to achieve. This can foster confidence in students and motivate them to work harder to master the topics they still need to work with.
Students who are still grappling with the basic concepts that most of the class has mastered need and will benefit from a specific plan to help them. Make time to sit down with these students and ask them what you and they can do differently to achieve success in class. Remind them of the support that is available to them. Using the Extra Practice and Parent Guide resources is one way to start working on a specific plan for each student who needs additional time and support to learn some ideas. The Checkpoint problems are another resource.