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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections Spiralling Math Class Lesson 4 – 3: What Learning & Preparation Do I Need To Do? – Discussion

  • Lesson 4 – 3: What Learning & Preparation Do I Need To Do? – Discussion

    Posted by Jon on December 9, 2019 at 6:24 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Kyle Pearce replied 2 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Barb Fleming

    April 9, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    I think my take away was the importance of having an access point for all kids (e.g., visuals, language supports…). I think building in that curiousity will also help with the engagement factor even for those students who are hesitant about giving things a try.

  • Scott Cortez

    April 25, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    This week I used one of the tasks from the site. I told students we are going to try something new so we can have some fun with math. I do like using Illustrative mathematics because they are easy to access. What I would like to learn more about is how to make or use pictures and create tasks that can be aligned to students’ previous learning.

    • Kyle Pearce

      April 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      How did the task you used from the site go? Which was it? What might you do different next time?

  • Lisa Hudson

    June 18, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    One of my big takeaways, as I was listening, was Michael’s thought that most of his students might be hesitant at first because they have not had exposure to these teaching methods. I think the majority of the students I have taught have primarily been exposed to the “I do, we do, you do” method without having information withheld, notice and wonder, estimation, etc. I have the 5 Practices book and need to spend some time with it and I also want to buy the “Make It Stick” book and read this summer.

  • Andy Neels

    October 7, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Having our students likely not previously exposed to “newer” styles or methods of teaching, is more of a positive than a negative I feel. Students are just so naturally curious and often eager to learn.

    • Kyle Pearce

      October 8, 2020 at 6:40 am

      I agree. As long as when we do try something new, we do so with confidence and excitement, I think kids are more likely to go with it. If we look like we aren’t sure or say things like “let’s just give this a try and see how it goes”, I think they immediately look for reasons to push back.