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MemberNovember 28, 2021 at 4:57 pm
Two things: first of all, my certification is for grades 5-12, so I wasn’t trained in how lower grades are taught, but as we all know, many students are working below grade level so it’s been imperative for me to learn the difference between counting, additive thinking and multiplicative thinking. This course has solidified that for me.
Also, I just think the overall message of not rushing from models to the algorithm is important. Although my current unit doesn’t center around proportions right now, I am making a point to use more hands on and models.