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  • Laura Compean

    August 1, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I taught factoring with Algebra tiles. I showed my daughter (on video) trying to make a rectangle with specific area but she was struggling. Stopped video for students to notice and wonder. They picked up that the square was 100, the strip was 10 and the small square was 1. Then we switched it to x^2, x and 1. My one lesson was too much for this group of students. I should have pivoted to just work with numbers the first lesson making base times height = to area. Then the next day go into algebra representation. So many kids do not have the number sense to then cram down their throats Algebra.