Reflection: Continuous Assessment Explaining Thinking in a Journal - Section 2: Active Engagement

 

I am a huge fan of using a student's journal work to assess their understanding and as a way to push them deeper.  Their ability to communicate is crucial to their success with the Common Core and their future math work. Continuous writing and drawing of their strategies helps the students refine their conceptual understanding.  It also always gives me ideas for mini lessons or one-on-one lessons. 

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Explaining Thinking in a Journal

Unit 4: Understanding Division
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to explain their thinking and division strategies in a math journal.

Big Idea: Children need an opportunity to communicate their math understanding in various ways. Journaling is a powerful tool for both the learner and the instructor.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, factors, communication, equal groups, journaling, math models, developing division concept, division
  50 minutes
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