Reflection: Student Ownership Candy Store - Section 3: Student Practice


When looking back and analyzing student work, I found that students were really taking ownership of their learning by approaching each problem in their own unique way. For example, here are two students who solved 14 x 25 in two different ways (n x 14 and n x 25) and yet they arrived at the same solution. 

Other ways students took ownership of their learning included:

  • Adding their names to their presentation
  • Modifying the font (without taking away from learning goals)
  • Highlighting text
  • Choosing how they wanted to work with their partners
  • Using the first letter of their names as the variable (such as "d" for David)
  • Making comments about the candy types, "Oh, I love bacon clusters!"

  Student Ownership: Students Taking Ownership
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Candy Store

Unit 12: Multiplication: Double-Digit x Double-Digit
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT solve 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication problems using the in and out box.

Big Idea: Students will develop a deeper understanding of multiplication by learning another strategy beyond the traditional algorithm.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, problem solving, multiplication
  100 minutes
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