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MemberJuly 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm
I have the space and ability to get students up and moving and I do so during skills practice time already. However, I particularly enjoy your example of the tree problem, because it is not a long or multi-day task. I feel like I keep reading all these deep, rich, tasks and then struggle to implement due to time. However, your percentage tree task is super simple and flexible. This speaks loudly to me. I do not do well with guided notes because I often go off on a tangent. I like to model “playing” with mathematics and having student practice “playing” with the math. Your activity allowed for the flexibility I desire and engages all students.
Pedagogical practices beat curriculum any day. However, sometimes it is the curriculum that sparks the change in pedagogical practice. Thanks for modeling a very simple yet powerful change.