Michelle uses the strategy hands up, stand up, pair up in order to provide her students with an opportunity to discuss their math explanations. Michelle's students put their hand up, stand up, and then pair up before starting this discussion.

Strategy Implementation Questions

Questions to think about when implementing the strategy

- How could you use this strategy to help students practice the communication of their problem solving steps and strategies?
- How could you modify this strategy for your students?

Lesson Notes

The students are going to complete the following problem:

In this week’s ad, Tony’s Finer foods advertises bananas on sale for 5lbs for $4.45. Jewel has them on sale for $.95/pound. Which store has the better deal?

This problem will reactivate prior knowledge. The students will be required to use a model to support their answer (SMP 4)**.** If students finish early, they can explain their solution in words.

This can also be used as a formative assessment.

Using Rates Stations

6th Grade Math » Ratios and Proportions

Artifacts

Students In Action

Lesson File:Classroom Video: Trust and Respect

In this video, Michelle's students engage in the hands up, stand up, pair up strategy. Students discuss their math explanations with their partner during this activity.