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  • Christina Michaels

    October 10, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Years ago, when I taught elementary school, I used to do quick images with my 3rd graders. I am going to dig through my files and bring them out again not only because they’re fun and my middle schoolers will love them, but what a great way for students to express their multiplicative and additive thinking! What great discussions students will have– “I saw 2 groups of….” What an opportunity to explicitly point out the multiplicative and additive thinking. And then, to top it off, strategically choosing the images and then comparing the quantities to give students to play with the language when describing the images in relation to each other.