Reflection: Checks for Understanding It's All in the Numbers - Section 3: Explore


I immediately notice two common misconceptions. 

The first being, children erasing their original prediction and writing in the accurate measurement.  I realize quickly they are concerned with being right and not wanting to make a mistake.  Even though we have spoken often about scientists learning from their mistakes and using those mistakes to further their own thinking. I realize that this is a common developmental age issue.  I make note to address this in later lessons.  

The second observation I notice is the confusion about what we are using as a standard of measurement.  Even though the children know that they are weighing in blocks, they struggle to use the language to explain the measurement.  Again, I make note to address this later in more lessons. 

  Checks for Understanding: Misconceptions
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It's All in the Numbers

Unit 3: Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT make predictions with three different data measurements, gather that data and check their predictions.

Big Idea: Making predictions can be a tricky concept. Understanding that it isn't about getting it right, but in the learning that comes from the prediction.

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