Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Learning To Be A Friendly Partner - Section 3: Center Time


Notes on Resources:

Center Time: 

1.  The number card resource is for a teacher who might not have number cards in their classroom.  I use dots and in rows of 5 for connection to future compliments of ten recognition.  If you need these cards, you will need to make 4 copies for each set you make.

2.  The video entitled Playing Greater Than demonstrates what the game should look and sound like.  You will notice that one time a child states that a number "is bigger than."  I did correct his vocabulary later on in the game.

3.  The video entitled Finishing Up demonstrates the sportsmanship expectation after each game.  This is an important part of creating independent teams that will allow you to work with other students more directly.

4.  The photos entitled Center Time: The Geometry Blocks gives you an example of what this manipulative is and what the explore time looked like.


Session Wrap Up:

1. The Math Partner Game Expectations resource is a blank template for you to use to create a classroom poster of appropriate partner play expectations.  You should use this during the Session Wrap Up portion of the lesson.  During the session wrap up you will ask students to model appropriate identified behaviors/actions that you saw during the Center Time.  After this modeling and discussion you should make your poster.  This poster will be hung in the classroom and referred to when playing any partner game.

2.  The Rough Draft Poster resource is a photo of the poster my class came up with through our discussion.  I will rewrite it to create a more polished version but the wording will not change.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Notes to the Teacher
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Learning To Be A Friendly Partner

Unit 1: Counting Quantities
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT be part of a team and successfully play a game with a partner, practicing the norms that have been established. SWBAT successfully explore three of the math tools that they will be using throughout the year.

Big Idea: Students will learn how to work in cooperative teams as they play a simple math game. They will be introduced to appropriate expectations and then have a chance to model them. The students will have an opportunity to explore three new math tools, too.

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