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MemberNovember 23, 2021 at 5:51 pm
Having read Diane Hamilton’s reflection, I too, love her analogy of trust. Maybe when we have made students take timed fluency tests is when we have broke trust as their teacher. Anxiety builds because they haven’t had enough experiences to trust their knowledge of the facts. I know that they say the mother bird pushes her baby out of the nest to fly but only when the bird is ready to test its feathers.
So I am thinking another way to think of additive or absolute thinking is you can hear the counting….3 more. Multiplicative or relative you aren’t sure if one is counting or giving a ball-park estimate…”about” 3 times as many. I never thought about multiplication being a big enough jump to trust the mathematics.