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  • Brittany Fraser

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    April 4, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    My big takeaway is that you can start with almost any existing resource or math problem and adjust the approach and reword the question/task using the curiosity path!

    Unfortunately, with remote/online teaching right, my grade 5 students’ parents jump straight to the traditional algorithm when “helping” them… I know parents are under a lot of pressure right now having to balance working from home and monitoring thier children’s schooling, so I understand that they are doing the best that they can. During this high stress time and uncertainty, how can I encourage this curiosity with students and parents while being mindful of the tremendous pressure they’re under?