MemberMay 7, 2020 at 12:11 pm
I teach middle school math and the comparing and ordering unit is the one they struggle with the most still. We start the lesson with a basic number line and putting numbers they *should* know on it and they struggle throughout the year to do it. Through this lesson I’ve realized if we put more emphasis on the magnitude during that initial instruction and review, maybe we would spend less time throughout the year coninuing to remediate it. Our kids have calculator access so there is very little thinking involved so they struggle with the number line portion with rational numbers both positive and negative.