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  • Rowena West

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    December 14, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Understanding the base ten system is a must for students. As a math coach and an interventionist, I work with students every day who do not understand our base ten system. They have no idea, “why a teacher told them to carry a one” in addition. They are totally confused. I love the concept of unitizing, it is essential. I love showing them how everything is interrelated in counting.

  • Rowena West

    Member
    November 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Currently I am working with six students who are not succeeding in Algebra I. These students have been a problem for the teacher, so I offered to pull them and work with them. I instantly realized that they had no background in variables and balancing equations. I pulled out my handy, dandy manipulatives and used my knowledge of Hands on Algebra, from Borenson to work with them. We have now moved to the representative stage or in the Mastery stage, the Consciously Competent phase. They can draw the figures but don’t realize that they are actually solving the problem on their own. I love how I can now use these stages to describe to the teacher what to do to help other students.