Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Comparing Numbers Written in Expanded Form - Section 2: Introduction to New Material


In this lesson, the students do more talking than the teacher.  During frequent turn and talks students are continually given a chance to explain their thinking and listen to their classmates' thinking.  Instead of the teacher simply explaining why one number is larger than the other, the process of explaining and listening enables students to more deeply internalize WHY one number is greater than the other.  Doing frequent turn and talks also enables me to do quick checks for understanding to determine who in the class is able to articulate their thinking accurately and who needs more practice. 

  Pushing students to share their thinking with peers
  Student Led Inquiry: Pushing students to share their thinking with peers
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Comparing Numbers Written in Expanded Form

Unit 1: Comparing Numbers
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT compare numbers written in expanded form

Big Idea: Students take their understanding of place value to the next level when they compare numbers written in expanded form.

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