Reflection: High Expectations Revisiting Day - Section 6: Ticket Out


Mistakes are such a hard aspect of our work to help students at this age make sense of.  One one level, I want them to take risks, to try something even if the problem is hard.  I want my students to understand that everything doesn't have to be perfect all the time.  Many students at this age are intimidated by math and afraid to get something wrong. I praise them for their effort, for taking risks, and for trying something new. I emphasize that making mistakes is a good thing, because this is how we learn.  

However, students in 5th grade can be quite literal.  After frequent discussions about learning from mistakes, and learning that mistakes are ok, they can begin to get comfortable with answers that are "almost right" or "one little mistake is no big deal".

Helping students understand the balance between trying something, taking a risk, and being precise needs to be revisited frequently.

  Making Mistakes
  High Expectations: Making Mistakes
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Revisiting Day

Unit 1: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify precision and errors in their own work.

Big Idea: Its ok to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, precision, error, mistakes, revisit, Operations
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