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  • Problem Solving

    Posted by Kate Franklin on April 5, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    I am teaching a new class this year where I have a small class of students who have struggled in the past and I have them for double the time. What are the best way to scaffold complex tasks?

    Garret schneider replied 2 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Garret schneider

    April 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I would take a look at the format of Pam Harris’ “Problem Strings”. It is a great scaffolding tool to teach kids math skills that are generally just told to them.

    I think that most three-act math tasks have floors low enough for all kids.

    But if you look at the “visual patterns” website, that’s a little harder for kids to all jump in. So for that I use Jo Boaler’s tactics of “what does the next step look like”, to eventually grow to the 43rd step and then the nth. Does that make sense?