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  • Julie Gonzales

    July 22, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    I think the first item on my agenda would be to make sure the problems in the curriculum we are using needs to have a context students can relate to and that everyone has access to. If not, change the context so students can relate. Then figure out a way to create the concrete pictures in a way that can easily change into a visual model students can work with. I have always been a proponent of using manipulatives but I never thought to use pictures first to set up the representation of a problem and then to have students intuitively try to solve what they SEE. Very interesting and intriguing to see if this will work. And of course as a math specialist/coach, I am wondering if I could lead my teachers much in the way Kyle did in this lesson, to see if I can intrigue my teachers enough to try something like this on their own.