## Reflection: Checks for Understanding Thinking About Threes - Section 4: Wrap-up

A student may understand something long before they are able to describe it.  Think of the latency period all humans go through when acquiring a language!  A child's ability to explain the thinking of another can be a powerful informal assessment tool.  It indicates the degree to which they are able to be an attentive listener, an important skill to develop.  It gives the teacher an idea of their understanding of the concept itself.  Finally, their ability to reason through the possibly convoluted or incorrect thinking of another student teaches them both flexible thinking and diplomacy!

Learning to Listen
Checks for Understanding: Learning to Listen

Unit 4: Introduction to Basic Division
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## Big Idea: Within every pattern in math there hides another amazing pattern!

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### Jennifer Valentine

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