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  • Hello from Victoria BC!

    Posted by Gwyneth McIntosh on April 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Hi there! My name is Gwyneth. I teach high school math at an alternate school. For many of our students, it is a “last stop”. They have not been able to make it in other schools in our district due to behaviours. Many other of our students suffer varying degrees of axienty/depression/mental health challenges. In short – major gaps in learning is a huge part of our students’ experience. I love what I have already gained from Making Math Moments that Matter (through the 9 week workshop and the tasks I’ve already used). The approach works really well in reaching students where they are at. Yay!

    Kyle Pearce replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    Administrator
    April 8, 2022 at 6:50 am

    So happy to continue the learning.

    Would you say that most students struggle with number and operations? If so, building community could look like using mini lessons to build those skills and in turn build community?

    • Gwyneth McIntosh

      Member
      April 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks for the reply 🙂

      Number sense generally is a huge area of struggle…we found a structure that seems to work…we start with a Number talk, then do a Team Task (one of the 4M task often), and end with an Exit (usually a reflection – either shared verbally with the class or written in their math journals). Seems to be working really well…when enough come! When enough students come, it’s awesome!

      • Kyle Pearce

        Administrator
        April 9, 2022 at 7:01 am

        That is a fantastic structure. Which resource(s) do you use for number talks?

  • Gwyneth McIntosh

    Member
    April 26, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    We use from all over…Which One Doesn’t Belong, Splats, Dot cards (subitizing), Math before Bed, Estimation180, hmmmm…where else?! Our Monday talk is always a data talk – often from the New York Times – What’s Going On?…so many goodies. Let me know if you have others off the top of your head. 🙂

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      April 28, 2022 at 6:33 am

      Fantastic!

      I’m a huge fan of strings of related problems. If you haven’t tried any, look at day 2 of our units… great visuals with rich discussions!