Reflection: Adjustments to Practice What is the question? - Section 3: Independent Practice


When I watched this video and saw how I handled the situation, I was mad at myself. It is so hard to keep your mouth closed and allow students time to process and offer their own answers. In this student work video I wish I had posed a question for her to tell me her plan was for 2 hot chocolates and then 2 more. With the way I handled it, I will never know if that was truly her intention or if I just handed her an idea. Having a long wait period after asking a student a question is difficult at times because we want to help, that is why we chose this career path. Yet, it is what is best for our students because they are going to learn more and retain more if they come up with the answer themselves. I have developed a pretty good habit for this wait period during our reading instruction time, but I still need to work on this habit during math.

  Adjustments to Practice: Cat out of the bag
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What is the question?

Unit 5: Word Problems
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.

Big Idea: What is going on? I want my students to figure out what is the word problem for the answer given. This provides them with an opportunity to think backwards to solve and adds to their experiences with problem-solving.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , addition, subtraction, First Grade, word problems
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