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MemberFebruary 14, 2022 at 1:51 pm
Since I started listening to the Podcast and I took the transform your textbook course, I have been trying to use Notice and Wonder a lot with my high school classes. It really does help students to have a voice when they typically don’t speak up in math class and it definitely helps build that culture. I gave them a problem the other day and I was not anticipating or planning for them to do Notice and Wonder but they all started doing it! I also tried withholding information on a problem involving inverse variation in my class with juniors and seniors using a video clip form “Father of the Bride” and they did a really nice job with thinking about what I might ask. I really like using these types of activities because I really want to get the students thinking and talking in class. They do sometimes say things that are “unimportant” or mildly inappropriate but it still gets them into the work.