Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Multiple Towers - Section 3: Guided Practice


Recently, I was introduced to these Flip Books created by the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics (scroll down the page). 

According to research, one of these Flip Books points out that "teachers need to provide instructional experiences so that students progress from the concrete level, to the pictorial level, then to the abstract level when learning mathematical concepts (Concrete, Representational, Abstract CRA)."

For this lesson, I felt that I successfully implemented this instructional practice: 

Concrete: unifix cubes

Representational: number line

Abstract: Venn Diagram

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection
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Multiple Towers

Unit 6: Factors & Multiples
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT find common multiples for single-digit numbers.

Big Idea: Students will build Multiple Towers using Unifix cubes to compare and analyze common multiples of single-digit numbers.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Factoring (Number Sense), multiples, Venn diagram, number line, common multiples
  110 minutes
making multiple towers
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