MemberJuly 19, 2021 at 3:04 pm
I value lessons and activities that provide space for students to quickly engage in math in a way that they are invested in solving problems. The curiosity path that you all mention is helpful in this.
I also look for opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, have conversations, and collaborate.
I always want to consider the level of direction that will be needed with students, particularly at the beginning of a school year. I want students to build a level of independence, and therefore, I look for activities that allow students to work without having to stop and ask the teacher for clarification.