After a small group number talk on a multiplication word problem, Nico multiplied using the area model. He shared his thinking and then the rest of the students practiced Nico's method! Very empowering and great to see students having opportunity to arrive at the strategies on their own. Awesome grade 3!
Teachers in grade 1 are setting up structured learning centers in order to gather accurate evidence of student learning. We use evidence to inform instruction and the design of the learning centers in order to move student understanding forward.
Grade 5 students are creating visual models to communicate their reasoning about fractions. Class time is given to allow students the opportunity to share their thinking and be challenged about their knowledge of fractions. Some students then ran their own adding fractions workshop!
Students are constructing rectangular arrays, solving word problems and checking their thinking another way! Students are deciding their next steps in multiplicative thinking.