Reflection: Shared Expectations Candy Bowl Equality - Section 4: Game Time!


See attached Counting On Strategy video to watch 2 students play the game. You'll see both girls explaining why the number sentence is false and proving their thinking with clear strategies.They are solving 18+1+1 and using counting on to do so.

These girls are not just showing their use of counting on, however! This is an example of students practicing MP3, Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. The shared expectation in the room is that you always have a reason for your answer. Because that is the expectation, I don't have to give much prompting-they are ready to explain exactly what they did, how they got their answer, why their strategy worked and what symbol would work instead of the equals!

To make sure students are held to this expectation, I often put kids in partners. This lesson allows students to have to talk to each other to figure out the answer-this promotes oral language development and also encourages accountable talk and mathematical discussions!

  Shared Expectations: Math Practice 3
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Candy Bowl Equality

Unit 8: Understanding Equality
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT determine if an equality statement is true or false.

Big Idea: Students decide if two number sentences are equal using a fun, candy inspired game!

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