Reflection: Rigor Fractional Parts of an Hour (Day 2) - Section 4: Activity

 

This is an inherently rigorous activity but difficult without meaning is pointless.  As I move around the classroom I ask questions about what individual students are doing to prompt them to develop their thinking further.  It has taken me a lot of practice to get to the point where I am now, where I feel that I am successful the majority of the time in not telling them anything that they can figure out on their own.  It's a balancing act - giving a student too much help too often leads to mental passivity, a sense of dependence, and a lack of initiative.  Giving a student too little support leaves them discouraged and even possibly angry.  I think before I speak and work very intentionally at providing them with the guidance they need while not providing any more than they need.  It sounds easy but it is not.  I'd say this isn't something I've become really good at until the last several years.  What makes it trickier still is that students needs are always shifting depending on context, content, background knowledge, their mood...

  Rigorous Questions
  Rigor: Rigorous Questions
Loading resource...
 

Fractional Parts of an Hour (Day 2)

Unit 6: Time
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT manipulate fraction pieces that represent different parts of an hour to create combinations that equal 1 hour in all.

Big Idea: Time and fractions are related!

  Print Lesson
4 teachers like this lesson
img 9157
 
1
2
3
4
Similar Lessons
 
Naming Arrays
3rd Grade Math » Understanding Multiplication
Big Idea: After partners have worked with each other and have some practice creating arrays, it is time to challenge them to define the concept demonstrated by an array and how it can be used to solve problems.
  Favorites(13)
  Resources(16)
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Michelle Marcus
 
Number Line with Fractions or Decimals
5th Grade Math » Targeted Skills Interventions
Big Idea: Line up, it's time for decimals!
  Favorites(1)
  Resources(9)
Grand Rapids, MI
Environment: Urban
Erin Doughty
 
Mini- Lesson: A Big Splash!
4th Grade Science » Waves
Big Idea: Students drop several different sized objects into a bucket of water and observe what happens by measuring how long the wave continues after the displacement.
  Favorites(4)
  Resources(21)
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
Mary Ellen Kanthack
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close