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  • Merrillee Reboullet

    November 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    I liked the activity covering the squares and am looking at where I might insert it into the near future. I know the students will enjoy it, but even more, I imagine it will highlight which students are thinking in what way, which is useful information when teaching this concept. Once again, the fractional language struck me and I realize that both I and the students could use this language more often to express relationships between numbers. I’ve been encouraging them to build their math vocabulary lately and to use specific terms to explain their understanding (always ensuring they actually understand what they’re talking about and not just spouting vocabulary. This is also a challenge sometimes!). Perhaps we need to focus more on the fractional terms soon!