Kabryna Andino
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My biggest take away is some of the lessons that we went over. What do they notice and wonder about a problem. Can you solve the problem/question without all the information needed? This will keep it very and interesting for my students.

Knowing that everyday your lesson could go completely wrong and being flexible is very important. My first year teaching I found out that you never know what could happen during the day that would change everything you had planned. Being flexible is key to being successful when it comes to teaching. Just going into the day knowing you might not finish everything, or you might complete too much, is the best way to start each day.

The main thing you need to know as a teacher when it comes to spiralling your math units is that you need to understand where your students are coming from. How much do they know, how much do they remember? Then you need to assess your students and see them in action. This will help you see where the class needs more help and where they understand the content. This will help you understand what area in the until the class is struggling so you don’t reteach the whole unit.

Spiralling math is a great way to mix the math units that way the students are always coming back to previous lessons/stragtegies. Every year I see students work hard to understand and learn math topics, only to forget it by the end of the school year. Spiralling these topics can make it so they are exposed to the topics all year long and not just for a month. By giving the class multiple lessons throughout the year makes it so they can retain the information easier.

When is comes to students learning their math facts I think it is important to give them a strategy to first solve the problem. This way they have something tangable to refer to. Then from this point I think it is important for some memorization to happen.
With addition I fee as though kids need something to count at first then they can move to the dot counting on the numbers. When adding I try and make a ten first then remember what I have left over for the ones. This is for the more advanced math fact learners.
With multiplication I was just expected to memorize the facts. I memorized them then later I learned some strategies when it came to learning them. If you learn the startegy first then memorize them it can work as well. Either way I feel they are both sufficient in learning/knowing them.

For some reason I am having difficulties with printing and posting the paper I completed. So I will try and type it all out:
Adding 3 digit numbers
1. Not knowing where to start. (Hundreds First)
2.Students that are adding the ones first might run into the issue of not being able to regroup correctly.
3. Adding and regrouping the ones correctly but not the tens place
4. Adding and regrouping correctly 70% of the time
5. Can solve the problem correctly most of the time and by using several different strategies, such as using standard form and expanded form.
123 100+ 20+3
345 300+ 40+5
468 400+ 60+8=
468