## Reflection: Student Ownership Our Understanding of Numbers - Section 1: Warm Up

We want to encourage students to think in mathematical ways. If they come to think that all math is just number sentences and discrete problems, they will not develop as thinkers in math. We don't want to always make math easy. We want to provide scaffolding to bring students to a new level, not just give students the easy problem.

Vygotsky taught that children can learn new material if they are provided with a scaffold from what they already know to the new material.

I want to provide that scaffold, without making it so easy that my students do not have to think and be challenged.

Wanting It To Be Easy
Student Ownership: Wanting It To Be Easy

# Our Understanding of Numbers

Unit 3: Sensible Numbers
Lesson 6 of 6

## Big Idea: This lesson is an informal assessment of student understanding of the base ten system, a critical area in the Common Core.

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Math, Number lines , Number Sense and Operations, addition, subtraction, counting
50 minutes

### Beth McKenna

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