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MemberJuly 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm
Your early message about creating anticipation by withholding information, and using simple everyday contexts is really starting to hit home. Something as simple as drawing trees or using images of wands can be highly engaging and valuable.
Multiplicative thinking is one of main problems that our students come across. Visual aids are especially important to ensure students check for reasonableness and show their thinking. I want to embed more of these tasks into my teaching. It helps students to articulate their thinking in creating a mathematical model and evaluate/verify.