Reflection: Trust and Respect Taking Apart the Problem - Section 3: Closing


Commenting on each others work is a relatively new skill for second graders. Students can say my friend got the same answer as me, but commenting on how they did it is much harder. They need to trust one another and so it is my job to build a culture of trust before I can expect students to become competent in commenting on how others solved the problem. 

Today I ask questions of the "audience" about a group's explanation. Does that make sense to you? Can you understand what they did? Is there anything else you would like to know? These questions begin building a culture of trust.

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Taking Apart the Problem

Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting the Basics
Lesson 6 of 18

Objective: SWBAT Students will be able to solve problems by taking them apart and determining whether the answer will be larger or smaller.

Big Idea: The Common Core standards encourage students to solve problems by being able to take problems apart and determining important information.

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