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  • Victoria Murphy

    November 7, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I am not sure how to put these into my lessons this week as I work on operations with rationals. As I write now, I am wondering if I could tie it into statistics more or the stock market and see if I could spark curiosity by showing the decline of the market, but create some data that might encourage multiplying or dividing versus the huge variety of changes that happen naturally. I do see how I could use more of these ideas as we get to geometry and ratios/proportion work.

    When I have tried something similar in the past, I do think I gave them the information too soon and so the Notice and Wonder sort of bombed when my kids who were more fluent with mathematical calculations would simply solve the problem.

    Finally, I have to say my favorite reminder is that those high fluent calculators are going to be resistive and I appreciate the reminder that they are this way because they just want to solve it. That was a great reminder.