Reflection: Shared Expectations Solving Multi-Step problems giving part to whole ratios - Section 3: Whole Group Discussion

It is so important that when you are giving your students the opportunity to practice MP 1 and 2 that you are monitoring student thinking.  It is easy to get caught up in, ok they are working on a task for 10 to 20 minutes silently, let me get some odds and ends accomplished.  In oder for MP 1 to be highly effective you must immerse yourself into their thinking by asking opened ended questions.  "Why did you do that?"  "How will that help you meet the goal of the task?"  "What is the task asking you to do?"  "What will be your first step?"  etc.  This will allow you to begin to see trends within the thought process of your individual students.  You will get the true insight and inner workings of the child's brain.  It is fascinating what you can do with the data you collect from the engagement with them during critical thinking moments.  You will start to see who your strong learners are vs. your lower level thinkers.  Not only will you be able to identify these students to group them appropriately, you will be able to understand why certain students answer the way that they do, what they are lacking, and what to do to build mastery.  Please seek out the open ended example questions from my strategy folder, for those of you who may need a starter kit.  Happy Engaging!

The importance of teacher engagement during Individual Think Time
Shared Expectations: The importance of teacher engagement during Individual Think Time

Solving Multi-Step problems giving part to whole ratios

Unit 4: Proportional Relationships
Lesson 10 of 10

Big Idea: Using MP 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 students will grapple through and solve rigorous multi-step real world problems given a part to whole ratio.

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Math, proportions, modeling, pairing, Number Sense and Operations, group work, proportional relationships, ratios, proportional reasoning, part to whole ratio
40 minutes

Malissa Thomas-St.Clair

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