A few weeks ago I told the boys that from now on I wanted them to figure their own percentages on their math lessons by dividing the number they got right by the total number in the lesson. And they are to write the percentage grade under the number they got wrong. Tim was pretty excited about this for some reason and looked forward each day to figuring his percentage after we graded the lesson.
Only problem is that for FOURTEEN DAYS IN A ROW, Tim got 100% on his lessons. This is the kid that I was afraid might never make it out of fifth grade because he wasn't passing math. Now in 7th grade, taking TT's Pre-algebra course, he's acing the material. But he was slightly disappointed each day because he didn't get to use his handy calculator to figure his percentage. How boring.
Well, today he missed ONE problem and was deLIGHTed to get to figure that he'd made a 95%. Not too many kids are happy to get a problem wrong, and there aren't too many of them I'd WANT to be happy about it. But I'll give him this one :-)