## Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Estimating State Population Growth Part 1 - Section 3: Partner Practice

For this lesson, I developed a staircase of complexity by starting off with the least populated states and moving up to the highest populated states. This way students were working with the smallest state populations prior to the largest sate populations. As students worked their way through the slides, they were provided with more and more complex tasks.

In addition, to further support students who struggle with math at times, I made sure they were working alongside a strong math student. Each time these students reached out for help from their partners or from me, the complexity of the task at hand would naturally be adjusted. Solving a task with a partner or with the teacher's support is less complex than solving the task independently.

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Staircase of Complexity: Reflection

# Estimating State Population Growth Part 1

Unit 3: Rounding Numbers
Lesson 5 of 6

## Big Idea: Being able to understand and explain numbers will help students make sense of multi-digit computation and problem solving.

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### Kara Nelson

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