Reflection: Rigor The Story of Multiplication Day 2 - Section 3: Poster Revision


This type of activity can feel very loose, as you are allowing students to roam around and try to focus on the work, we as teachers try so hard to see.  It may seem impossible, but if you are careful to set up the prompts and work to have a safe environment where everything is up for discussion, this can be the most powerful moment of your lesson.

I was so impressed with the students' perseverance and stamina in struggling to make meaning of the work. They had to really work to understand each other's strategies - rather than being told the strategy. To discover each other's thinking, they had to determine what and how to comment, and then comment in a way that would be helpful to their peers.  As we all know, when we work to explain, we dig deeper into our own understanding.

Don't expect perfection, but with time, this will be a natural part of a student's learning.

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The Story of Multiplication Day 2

Unit 2: Understanding Multiplication
Lesson 11 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to evaluate peer-made multiplication problems with display and critique, offer comments, and suggestions to one another.

Big Idea: In the second day of a two day lesson students work on expressing multiplication in various ways, and also work to develop their math communication and critiquing skills.

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Math, communication, debate, multiplication, student discourse, revision, rigor
  60 minutes
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