Reflection: Quick Flash - Section 2: Introducing Quick Flashes


I wanted to reflect on this section because of the importance of developing this routine with your group.  I have included a video that demonstrates how to model and guide the students through the activity.  During this introduction, I really stressed both the importance of creating a mental image and of listening to others explain their thinking.  I wanted to make sure the students understood why we want to hear form others.  I emphasized the importance of comparing others thoughts with their own thinking and learning from their peers.  This emphasis will continue throughout the year but emphasizing it early as an opportunity is critical.

You will notice I was very explicit on when the tools need to be put down and when they need to be used.  I find walking them through this and modeling the first few times makes this routine very successful as the year progressives.  

  Reflection on Introduction to Quick Flash Routine
  Reflection on Introduction to Quick Flash Routine
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Quick Flash

Unit 3: Counting & Comparing
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: The students will be able to develop and analyze images for quantities up to 10. Students will also demonstrate their ability to count and draw a set of 20 objects and explain how they know it is 20.

Big Idea: Now you see it, now you don't! It is not magic but the students' explanations can be magical. Students will be flashed a group of dots and have to identify how many were shown.

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