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  • Marion Mulgrew

    July 13, 2022 at 11:38 am

    When I do an activity like this, I love seeing the different ways kids can work out a solution. Then having them share on the board or via some online program is great. I am a big fan of visuals and then being able to use symbols to describe them. It always amazes kids what they were able to do. I used Steve Wyborney’s Splat puzzles, and had students create their own. They were beautiful, but I didn’t do a good enough job the first time, connecting the pictures to the symbols. I was so surprised when students who did a great job on splat puzzles found 2 step equations confusing!

    For the multiple representations, do you ever get students who are resistant to finding another way once they have “the answer”? How do you handle that?