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Tag Archives: Mathematical Practice
The Manipulative Whisperers: The model tells a story
If you listen carefully you will hear them. They sit motionless in every classroom, on top of desks, waiting to tell a story. Without the story they are nothing. What’s most difficult is that you can’t speak for them because the … Continue reading
More than one way to skin a task!
I tried “the Big Pad” with a 4th grade class and my anticipation of possible solutions was way off!!! I mean, c’mon Graham, think outside the box. Our students attacked this problem in more ways than a charter bus filled with senior citizens attacks an … Continue reading
Posted in Fractions, Making Math Accessible, Math Tools, Modeling, Patient Problem Solving, SMPs
Tagged 3act task, 4th grade, manipulatives, Mathematical Practice, modeling, postits, SMP
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No Numerals Allowed in Math Class
Take a moment to think about how we learn language. We start out by listening to parents and family members for the first two years of our life and then we eventually begin to talk. Only after we have learned … Continue reading
Posted in Cheese Mover, Who Knows?
Tagged Education, Mathematical Practice, Mathematics, Student
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Visual Patterns and Functions: How Input/Output Tables Belong in 1st Grade
As part of the #MTBoS 3rd mission we needed to choose a collaborative website and I want to give a huge shout out to @fawnpnguyen and http://www.visualpatterns.org/. I have used her website in the past for developing k2 lessons and if … Continue reading
Posted in Fact Fluency, Strategy Development
Tagged Mathematical Practice, Mathematics, Pattern
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