Reflection: Lesson Planning Going on a Math Hunt - Section 2: Putting it All Together


I do not put out a fixed set of materials for this part of the lesson. I could give clear directions to students about setting up a graph or other visual representation, but letting them work together to figure out that representation encourages math reasoning and peer communication. 

Letting students figure it out is messier, noisier and sometimes more difficult. Be aware that students may need you to visit their group and direct them with your questions. Be careful to ask open ended questions that will encourage students to think about what they already know and to use that knowledge for this new task. 

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Going on a Math Hunt

Unit 1: What and Where is Math?
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT ask questions of adults they know about how they use math, then students will design a method to share what they have found.

Big Idea: Most people use math in their jobs but for children this use is usually unknown. This lesson will help children see some of the ways math is used by adults in their daily life.

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