Reflection: Classroom Setup Digging Into Fractions - Section 1: Intro

Anchor charts can be a very positive tool in the classroom when you make an intentional effort to use them. I utilize every space in my room that I can to reinforce current concepts. Students are able to look around the room to remind themselves when they come to a problem and it allows them to monitor their own understanding. Before a student asks for help in my room I expect them to look around the room to see if they can persevere in solving the problem without me.

I am careful to change anchor charts out frequently in all subjects so that students are also able to locate relevant information quickly. Too much "stuff" can be distracting, even if it is intended to be meaningful.

Anchor Charts
Classroom Setup: Anchor Charts

Digging Into Fractions

Unit 1: Crazy About Fractions
Lesson 2 of 10

Big Idea: Fractions represent parts of a whole and parts of a set.

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Sarah Maffei

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