## Reflection: Student Grouping Area of Shaded Regions - Section 3: Independent Practice

When I focus on my lower level group during independent practice I've found that it's important to establish procedures for other students who are working independently.  If there are questions, I encourage students to discuss them with their group before approaching me.  This promotes student collaboration and discussion and also prevents me from being continually distracted with questions that students are capable of answering.

It is important for

For a deeper understanding I provide my lower level students with manipulatives, whereas it is an option if my other students want to use them.  For this Independent Practice, students received geoboards to

Working with Lower Level Students
Student Grouping: Working with Lower Level Students

Unit 15: Geometry
Lesson 5 of 11

## Big Idea: Students use a previous strategy to help them find area of shaded regions.

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### Ursula Lovings

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