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MemberNovember 17, 2020 at 10:14 pm
First, asking us to describe the lengths of the wands using the other one was great. It is a great way to help students understand reciprocals and will easily lead to discussion of how they equal one when multiplied together.
The biggest take away was that I need to look at multiplicative tasks in reverse order and demonstrate that thinking in a visual manner as well (similar to the wand problem above). Many times I just wan to move forward and explain the one approach but never go into to detail of we got there and how working in reverse can help us better understand the concept.