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  • Moving away from Rote Practice

    Posted by Michelle Reichel on March 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    In my classroom, many of my students engage in math outside of the classroom that relies on rote skills and practice. They are super-calculators who can solve problems at a much higher grade level than what I teach (fourth grade). How do you balance that with deepening understanding of grade level standards and problem solving practices?

    Garret schneider replied 2 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Garret schneider

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    March 26, 2020 at 7:59 am

    I think that all rote skills have an exciting idea that you can apply them to, or an exciting puzzle that you’d have to apply with them.

    They may know how to do long-division all day long, but can they use a ratio table to find the answer to a division problem?

    I think 3-act tasks and problem strings with proportional reasoning (pam harris) will really help you with this.