Reflection: Discourse and Questioning What playground toy should the principal buy for us? - Section 4: Independent Practice


See video attached to the independent practice section!

This student is explaining how she knew which statement was correct. This is a great example of how students should be increasing the academic language they need for Common Core throughout the unit on Graphing. She applied something we had talked about in days prior (what it means for two numbers to be equal) and used that to explain why both people could not be wrong.

In reflecting on this lesson and unit, here is the academic language I would suggest reinforcing or putting in your Class Math Word Wall:









-More than

-Less than


  Sample Student Dialogue
  Discourse and Questioning: Sample Student Dialogue
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What playground toy should the principal buy for us?

Unit 4: Charting and Analyzing Data
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use a graph as evidence in a persuasive letter. SWBAT evaluate statements to determine which statement is true, citing evidence in the graph.

Big Idea: Students apply what they know about data analysis to determining which statements are true or false about a graph. Students also begin to understand how graphs are used in the real world by using a graph in a persuasive letter.

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