Reflection: Student Ownership Revising Mathematical Explanations - Section 3: Student Practice


Having students revise their own work encouraged students to be self-relfective and to take ownership of their work! 

In this picture, Student Example of Revising 1, you'll see the student made a model. I then asked: How can you make your model more precise? He said: I can label it!  He did a great job labeling and showing his reasoning.

In this picture, Student Example of Revising 2, you'll see that the student needed to elaborate! This is one of the students who "didn't know what to do." With some coaching and questioning, this student was really able to make her work more precise by adding definitions, labeled models, and formulas. 

  Student Ownership: Students Taking Ownership
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Revising Mathematical Explanations

Unit 14: Area & Perimeter
Lesson 15 of 19

Objective: SWBAT explain the difference between area and perimeter.

Big Idea: After creating a class comparison chart for area and perimeter, students will revise mathematical explanations to make their paragraphs more precise.

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