Reflection: Conferencing Peas and Carrots...Carrots and Peas - Section 4: Independent Practice


Attached you can check out the student work I am reflecting on here!

Notice how this child represented the combinations using cubes without actually writing numeric equations. This shows how a child can be on the way to MP4: "Model with mathematics". This child wasn't quite ready to right straight number sentences, but this is definitely a "bridge" between just using cubes and just using numbers. 

After looking through this child's work, I have a plan for him and a few other similar students who I will conference with tomorrow. My plan is definitely going to be pushing towards numerical representation. 

Sample dialogue/questioning:

-What does this + symbol mean here? 

-How many peas? How many carrots? How many in total?

Then I'll model how to write the equation by saying, "You have 5 peas and 2 carrots. I'll just write numbers to show what you did: 5 and 2 is 7, or 5 + 2 = 7."


  Conferencing: Responding to Student Work
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Peas and Carrots...Carrots and Peas

Unit 6: Properties of Addition and Subtraction
Lesson 1 of 12

Objective: SWBAT find combinations for 7 and 8. SWBAT use the commutative property as a strategy to find combinations.

Big Idea: Students "sweat" in this difficult task where they work to find all of the combinations for 7 and 8.

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