## Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Top It! - Section 2: Opening Discussion

It was fascinating to listen to students give me "pushback" when I stayed firm on Margo having the greater number. CCSS MP3 states, "Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." This lesson allows for students to both construct arguments themselves, while also listen to other students provide reasoning for why they disagree with my argument.

I intentionally used cubes to build 37 and had a student use base 10 blocks to build 73. My reasoning here was because I wanted to see if students would confuse the size of the blocks with the quantity. When I stated, "37 is greater because this side is bigger than the 73", a student responded, "It doesn't matter how big the cubes are. That doesn't change which one has more."

Other examples of student responses...

• "73 is greater because 7 tens is more than 3 tens".
• "The tens matter more because 10 is more than 1"
• "When you count to 37, you have to keep going to 73. There are more numbers after 37 t get to 73 so 73 has more".

The Pushback
Discourse and Questioning: The Pushback

# Top It!

Unit 8: Understanding Equality
Lesson 1 of 8

## Big Idea: Students play Top It! with a partner and practice place value and learn the terms "greater" and "less".

Print Lesson
6 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
60 minutes

### Amanda Cole

##### Similar Lessons

###### Greater Than
1st Grade Math » Numbers and Place Value
Big Idea: Greater Gator! This lesson has students making models to compare two digit numbers.
Favorites(5)
Resources(12)
Lakeland, FL
Environment: Urban

###### Sequencing Numbers in Counting Order
1st Grade Math » Counting & Comparing
Big Idea: Why is 4 less than 6? Why is 8 more than 5? Why, Why, Why! Today the students will explore the concept of the value of numbers and how to order them by their value.
Favorites(5)
Resources(18)
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban

###### Crocodiles Love to Eat the Most
1st Grade Math » Ordering Numbers
Big Idea: Students get very confused when asked to use >,<, and = to compare numbers. This lesson will show students how to make the crocodile eat the biggest number and free their mind to compare numbers and not focus on which symbol is the correct one to use.
Favorites(19)
Resources(15)
Oklahoma City, OK
Environment: Urban

sign up or
Something went wrong. See details for more info
 Nothing to upload details close