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  • Maggie Moor

    March 1, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I hadn’t thought of this before, but I think I can use those interlocking blocks to teach multi-variable algebra. Hmm. HMMM!

    I am guilty of rushing my students into an algorithm. Then again, it is not always easy to judge who is ready to make that transition and who is still leagues behind. I have a grade 8 student who has made it this far with (seemingly) no conceptual understanding of multiplication or division. She can do it with a calculator or table, but she has a hard time understanding that multiplication and division are effectively opposites. I wonder how I can support students like this in the same room as students who are roaring ahead at lightning pace.