MemberJuly 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm
I have been trying to focus more on the making connections problems, and I continue to struggle not rushing to the algorithm. Having grade partners that don’t fully support my desire to change for the better, is making it a little difficult to follow through with what I want. That being said, I continue to find ways to have my students do the thinking and make more connections to the math.
My first goal is to make things more visual. When I return to school in the fall, I want to start off with pattern problems and challenge them to develop multiple responses so they can see that there is more than one way to solve a problem.
I am going to need more time to reflect on how I am going to develop a routine with visual learning to kick off each module for our 6th grade math curriculum. Do I stay visual in the sense of patterns, or can I mix it up with different modes of visual representations (e.g., video, patterns, etc).