41 minutes | Jun 28, 2021

How Long Do I Wait For Models and Strategies To Emerge? - A Math Mentoring Moment

Today we speak with Christina Michaels - a teacher for over 24 years from Tucson Arizona. Christina has just taken our online course The Concept Holding Your Students Back: Unlocking the Key Understanding of Proportional Reasoning and is implementing many of the strategies she has learned. The pebble in Christina’s shoe is around the question: “When is the right time to show my students a model that they can use to represent their thinking?” This is another  Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. You’ll Learn: When is the right time to introduce that model for thinking;How do I push the complexity on a problem so students see the usefulness of the mathematics being learned; What tasks are useful for teaching ratios and proportions; and, How do I take my own learning on proportional reasoning to the next level so I can support my students. Resources: Perfect Purple Paint I [Illustrative Mathematics Task]Perfect Purple Paint II [Illustrative Mathematics Task]Hot Chocolate [Make Math Moments 6 Day Problem Based Unit]The Concept Holding Your Students Back [Make Math Moments Course]
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