The primary school at the American International School of Mozambique created a community board with a weekly math challenges and Language Arts activities. It is very cool to see students and parents sharing their thinking to these challenges.
Students create pretend math test data to explore which type of graph represents the data best. After a brief number talk, students spend time creating a graph, which they think represents the data.
Grade 2 students are practicing solving problems in math using their understandings of measurement and addition strategies. Students are making sure to represent the picture of what is happening in the problem and using visual models to show their thinking!
These grade 4 students were having a number talk about what makes a good graph? They were examining various examples of how data can be represented and what makes a good representation of data.
A number talk in a KG class produced some really interesting observations about squares! Love getting in the minds of our young learners.
It begin with a class talk about what do good problem solvers do and then the students dove into the measurement problem! The room was full of math thinkers, approaching the problem using a variety of strategies from representing addition with unifix cubes, to building the picture with base 10 blocks, deconstructing numbers to add, sharing thinking, risk-taking, celebrating learning and the best part...happy student faces while problem solving!!!!!
These grade 1 students were working hard on a subtraction word problem by making pictures in their heads, showing their understanding using visual models and constructing their thinking with manipulatives...plus gallery walks, celebrating thinking and taking time to reflect on where their learning is!!!!
These grade 2 students were presented with a choice in measurement problems and the energy and thinking in the class was amazing. Lots of different addition strategies were used and students were excited and collaborating with each other!