## Reflection: Diverse Entry Points 3 Addends - Section 3: Independent work

As I was planning this lesson the big idea was to guide my students to think about ways to put two numbers together and then add the third addend, or as I tell my students, "Can you get to a friendly number."

Well I was very impressed with what I saw. When they were working in their journals and coming up with their own 3 addend equations they were able to record which numbers they put together first.  This is the first time I have used this approach, I feel when students are given the chance to write their own problems, on their own, they are better able to communicate about their own learning.

Very Impressed
Diverse Entry Points: Very Impressed

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## Big Idea: When we add 3 addends we can look for a friendly combination to make our work easier

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