## Reflection: Student Self-Assessment My Special Strategies - Section 2: Creating Our Books

Being able to decide how to approach a problem (demonstrating an ability to reason abstractly and quantitatively MP2) is something that I find to be very important for developing independence in mathematical processing. I want my students to develop an awareness of the different ways they can approach a problem. I will not always be there to say, "why don't you try drawing the problem," or "try using base ten blocks." Students have to develop that ability to draw upon the things that they have been taught.

Asking students to create their own math booklets is really asking them to assess their own understanding of how they best do math. The booklets may be a later resource for students, but in reality, it is how they think about math that will always be with them. My goal today was to have students begin to develop an awareness of what works for them and how they think as mathematicians. If they can develop this understanding, they can move forward with math with a feeling of confidence in their own ability to think mathematically.

Choosing The Appropriate Strategies
Student Self-Assessment: Choosing The Appropriate Strategies

# My Special Strategies

Unit 18: Strategies That Work
Lesson 1 of 16

## Big Idea: Do you know which strategies work for you? Lets make sure you know which ones those are.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , problem solving, double digit addition, double digit subtraction, review, estimation
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### Beth McKenna

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