## Students building confidence

These students are learning about integers and how to explain their thinking using number lines. Here is their work and more importantly, how they feel about their work.

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# When students see that makes makes sense, they get excited! We want to celebrate those A-Ha moments.

I’m not going the move the decimal over when I want to figure out percents. Instead I’m going to break apart the number and divide each number by the percent. Then I’m going to add the numbers together to get my answer.

I was really happy with this because it felt better solving the problem without a number line and instead found my own way to solve it. It really helped me understand the problem better.

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## Solving a math problem using visual models

These students are showing how math makes sense! They answered this question using visual models in order to be able to explain their thinking.

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## How long to walk from Riyadh to South Korea?

This student chose to try and figure out how long it would take him to walk from Riyadh to his home country of South Korea.

Using math learned in the classroom, how long would it take you to walk from your current country of residence to your home country?

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## LEARN FROM A PEER!

Are you curious about how to divide whole numbers by a fraction? Do you want to know why the “rule” makes sense? Watch these student created videos.

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## How expensive Am I?

In math class, this student is working on answering the question, “How expensive am I as a middle schooler?” First step is to brainstorm all the costs associated with being a middle schooler. This student has begun figuring out just how expensive he is!

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