Reflection: Routines and Procedures Estimating Quotients Using Compatible Numbers - Section 3: Partner Practice


One thing I am working on this year is helping my students to develop habits that will help them to be college and career ready.  One of these habits is active listening.  I expect my students to track the speaker, whether that be me, another adult, or a peer.  Tracking, to me, means that you are turning your head (and upper tors if needed, depending on where you are relative to the speaker) o towards the speaker, to show that you're listening, to and interested in, what they have to say.  This is about both showing respect to the speaker, and also staying engaged in the lesson.

At this early point in the school year, I am giving very precise directions and narrating when students are meeting my expectations, so that all students know exactly what they should be doing.  I expect students to track the speaker instantly, and with a still body.

When a raised a hand to share in class, I'll call on that student by saying 'track Sophie.'  I'll hold up my palm towards Sophie, letting her know that she should wait for my cue to answer.  I'll then narrate in a neutral tone when I see the behaviors I want.  I'll say 'Juan tracked Sophie instantaneously.  Alexis is tracking with a still body.'  I'm scanning the room to make sure everyone is tracking, and then I give Sophie the cue to answer.  

At the start of the year, this does slow my pacing a bit.  But I am helping students to build habits, and soon I won't have to narrate the process at all.


  Active Listening
  Routines and Procedures: Active Listening
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Estimating Quotients Using Compatible Numbers

Unit 1: Number Sense
Lesson 10 of 19

Objective: SWBAT estimate quotients of two-digit divisors and 2 -4 digit dividends using compatible numbers.

Big Idea: To estimate quotients with 2-digit divisors, we may need to change both the dividend and the divisor to be compatible numbers. We want to think of numbers that are close to the original numbers and use basic division facts we already know.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, division of Korea, factoring polynomial expressions, Decimals, estimate, division, estimation, compatible numbers, multiples, distributive property, greatest common factor, least common multiple, multiplying
  55 minutes
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