# Math and Test Preparation Schedule

Under the current structure, math and test preparation classes meet for 1.5 – 2 hours per day, two evenings per week for the 12 week class.

A typical lesson plan for the math and test preparation class is as follows:

Measuring quiz – 5 minutes
Review of previous day’s lesson – 10 minutes
Quiz on this material – 10 minutes
Presentation of new math material – 20 to 30 minutes
Small group work – 20 minutes
Break – 15 minutes
Daily Challenge – 10 minutes
Spatial exercise – 10 minutes
Measuring or blue print reading – 20 minutes

Student journals are collected weekly, other homework is due at the beginning of the next class day.

Below is a sample schedule, all the materials for which are downloadable from this site.

### Day 1

• Tool Identification and Fractions pre-tests
• Math
• Times tables chart
• Exponents, square roots and Pythagorean Theorem presentation
• Measuring
• Fold paper in half, trace line to center of paper and label; fold again into 4ths, trace and label 1/4 and 3/4; fold again and label 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8; fold another paper as above for onle trace the lines, do not label this one – it is to be used to study/memorize placement and identity of lines.
• Introduce journals: Hand-out instruction sheet and set due dates
• Spatial exercise: 4 part spatial square
• Tour of facility

Homework:  Exponents homework sheet, memorize inch in 8ths, spatial exercise, journals

### Day 2

• Homework collection:  Exponents and square roots sheet, spatial exercise
• Measuring:
• Review inch by 8ths
• Measuring quiz in 8ths
• Present inch in 16ths (same process of above), review many time
• Math
• Exponent and square root review and quiz
• Pass back fractions pre-test and divide into work groups
• Fractions presentation, pages 1-10
• Introduction
• Reducing to lowest terms
• Forms of fractions
• Raising to higher terms
• Small group work
• Introduce Daily Challenge 1: Work problems together as a group
• Spatial exercise: 7 part spatial square

Homework: memorize inch in 16ths, spatial exercise, information in pages 1-10, journals

### Day 3

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise
• Measuring
• Review of inch into 16ths
• Measuring quiz 1
• Math
• Review of fractions pp. 1-10
• Fractions quiz 1
• Fractions presentation pp. 11-14
• Creating whole or mixed numbers from fractions
• Finding the lowest common denominator
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 2
• Spatial exercise: Socks
• Mechanical Comprehension – present How to Develop Mechanical Reasoning (Ch. 2) – review in class
• Discuss propoer work attire for hands-on Saturdays; hand out thrift store locations

Homework:  Spatial exercise, information on pp. 11-14, journals

### Day 4

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise, journals
• Measuring
• Measuring quiz 2
• Measurement worksheet – pass out and explain
• Math
• Review of fractions pp. 11-14
• Fractions quiz 2
• Fractions Presentation (pp. 15-20)
• Borrowing
• Word problems
• Perimeter
• Small group work
• Perimeter worksheet – pass out and explain
• Daily challenge 3
• Spatial exercise: Vegetables

Homework: Measurement worksheet 1, perimeter homework sheet, information on pp. 15-20

### Day 5

• Homework collection:  Measuring worksheet 1, perimeter sheet, spatial exercise
• Measuring
• Measuring quiz 3
• Measurement worksheet 2/3 – pass out and explain
• Math
• Fractions review of pp.15-20
• Fractions quiz 3
• Fractions presentation (pp. 21-30)
• Multiplication
• Cross cancelling
• Creating improper fractions
• Multiplying mixed nubers
• Division
• Word problems
• Small group work
• Daily challenge 4
• Spatial exercise: Art tools

Homework:  Measuring worksheet 2/3, spatial exercise, information on pp. 21-30

### Day 6

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise, measurement worksheet 2/3
• Measuring
• Measuring quiz 4
• Math
• Fractions – review of multiplying/dividing and creating improper fractions
• Fractions quiz 4
• Fractions – review of dividing fractions
• Re-quiz
• Small group work
• Review all fractions for fractions post test on next class day
• Daily challenge 5
• Mechanical Comprehension: Present Mechanical Comprehension Chapter 12, review main points in class

Homework:  Study for fractions post-test

### Day 7

• Homework collection:  Journals
• Math
• Fractions post-test: timed 30 minutes
• Decimals presentation pp. 1-6 – pass out packet
• Understanding decimals
• Multiplying decimals
• Word problems
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 6
• Spatial exercise: Color cube

Homework:  Spatial exercise

### Day 8

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise
• Measuring
• Measuring quiz 5:  timed 5 minutes
• Math
• Decimals review of pp. 1-6
• Decimals quiz 1
• Decimals presentation pp. 7-12
• Dividing decimals
• Short cuts
• Word problems
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 7
• Spatial exercise: Crazy cube

Homework:  Spatial exercise, information on pp. 7-12

### Day 9

• Homework collection:  Spatial exercise, journals
• Measuring
• Measuring quiz 10: timed 4.5 minutes
• Math
• Decimals review of pp. 7-12
• Decimals presentation pp. 13-17
• Comparing/converting decimals
• Common Fractions and their Values – pass out and explain
• Daily Challenge 8
• Spatial exercise:  Mystery cube

Homework: Common Fractions sheet, spatial exercise, information on pp. 13-17

### Day 10

• Homework collection:  Spatial exercise, Common Fractions sheet
• Measuring: Explain measuring quiz with interruption line
• Math
• Decimal review pp. 13-17
• Decimal quiz 3
• Review all decimal material for decimals post test
• Daily challenge 9
• Spatial exercise – Hidden Figures I

Homework:  Spatial exercise, study for decimals post test

### Day 11

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise, journals
• Measuring quiz A (1st w/ interruption lines)
• Math
• Decimals post test: timed at 40 minutes
• Daily challenge 10
• Blue print reading – Pass out and review Alphabet of Lines
• Spatial exercise – Hidden Figures II

Homework:  Spatial exercise, study for math mid-term

### Day 12

• Homework collection:  Spatial exercise
• Measuring Quiz B
• Math, review
• Exponents and square roots
• Fractions
• Perimeter
• Decimals
• Daily challenge 11
• Spatial exercise: Hidden Figures III

Homework:  Study for midterm exam, spatial exercise

### Day 13

• Homework collection:  Spatial exercise, journals
• Math
• Math Midterm: timed at 45 minutes
• Common Fractions and Values sheet w/ % column filled in
• Daily challenge 12
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 12

Homework: Common Fractions and Values sheet

### Day 14

• Homework collection: Common Fractions sheet w/ % column filled in
• Before class starts, go over results of midterm w/ students individually
• Measuring quiz C
• Math
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage presentation pp. 1-6 – hand out packet
• Write ratio/proportions
• Find missing number
• Use to solve % problems
• Find what % one number is of another
• Small group work
• Daily challenge 13
• Blueprint reading: US Gypsum blueprint reading packet – discuss plate 1
• Spatial exercise: cardboard folding  I

Homework: Information on pp. 1-6, spatial exercise, blueprint reading pp. 1-13

### Day 15

• Homework collection:  Spatial exercise, journals
• Measuring Quiz D
• Math
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage review of pp. 1-6
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage quiz 1
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage presentation page 7
• Finding number when % of it is known
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 14
• Blueprint reading: U.S. Gypsum plate 1 (pg. 13) answer questions in class, assign pp. 14-18 w/ questions
• Spatial exercise: Cardboard folding II

Homework:  Information on pg. 7, cardboard folding ii, BP plate 2 questions (pg. 18)

### Day 16

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise
• Measuring Quiz E
• Math
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage review pg. 7
• Ration/Proportion/Percentage presentation pp. 8-9
• Finding the percentage of a given number
• Small group work
• Daily Challenge 15
• Spatial exercise: Cardboard folding III

Homework:  Information on pp. 8-9, spatial exercise, blueprint reading plate 3 questions

### Day 17

• Homework collection: Spatial exercise
• Measuring quiz F
• Math
• Ratio/Proportion/Percentage review pp. 8-9
• Percentage quiz 3
• Area of a square/rectangle packet presentation
• Work out problems in class
• Pass out homework sheets
• small group work
• Review and quiz on feet and inches
• Daily challenge 16
• Blue print reading:  Review plate 3 questions and assign plate 4 questions (pg. 22)
• Spatial exercise: Box unfolding IV

Homework:  Information in packet, area/perimeter of a rectangle homework sheet, blueprint reading Plate 4 questions, spatial exercise

### Day 18

• Homework collection: Area and perimeter of a rectangle sheet, spatial exercise
• Measuring: Explain new blueprint format
• Math
• Area of a rectangle quiz
• Area of a triangle presentation – pass out pack  and work problems in class
• Area of a triangle homework sheets
• Small group work
• Daily challenge 17
• Blueprint reading: Review plate 4 questions, assign plate 5 questions (pg. 26)
• Spatial exercise: Box unfolding

Homework:  Information in the packet, area and perimeter of a triangle sheet, blueprint reading plate 5 questions, spatial exercise

### Day 19

• Homework collection: Area and perimeter of a triangle sheet, box unfolding V
• Measuring quiz 11
• Math
• Area of triangle quiz
• Feet and inches presentation, packet pp. 1-4
• Adding and subtracting problems in class
• Adding and subtracting homework assignment
• Small group work
• Daily challenge 18
• Blueprint reading: Review plate 5, assign plate
• Spatial exercise: Box unfolding VI

Homework:  Spatial exercise, adding and subtracting feet and inches sheet

### Day 20

• Homework collection:  Adding and subtracting feet and inches sheet, box unfolding VI
• Measuring quiz 12
• Math
• Feet and inches quiz
• Feet and inches presentation pp. 5-12
• Small group work
• Daily challenge 19
• Review for post-tests

### Day 21

• Post-tests – same as pre-tests given at assessment, plus tool identification, blueprint reading and safety

### Day 22

• Math – review total for final exam
• Review tool identification, blueprint reading and safety tests

• Math Final