Big Idea:It is important to go slow to go fast. Students are successful when they have a clear understanding of expectations. At the start of the school year the rules and rituals for the Math Workshop are established through modeling and practice.
Big Idea:Students need practice in representing their mathematical thinking in order to share it with others and assess their own understanding. This lesson engages them to work out a problem from a story read to them in more than one way.
Big Idea:Students always want to share! This lesson allows us to create a routine where everyone is safe in sharing their thinking and comfortable responding to another's presentation of understanding.