The View from Day 158: Moving into the last weeks of the school year, Mia’s students can make sense of thinking in deeper and broader ways. In second grade, that looks like students describing models or representations that they built, explaining them to the group, and identifying correspondences between quantities and presentations.
How do you notice your students’ sense-making changes over time?
These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Making Sense of Learning, Mia Buljan, 2nd grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.
The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Mia Buljan's 2nd grade classroom over the course of a school year. In the guide (available as a PDF or an iBook download), you can explore extended narratives and questions for reflection around "making sense of learning."
Day 3: Calling learners’ attention to the structure of a problem [Understanding and Reading Problems]
Day 110: Students develop different ways of showing and describing quantities [Finding Evidence and Justifying Strategies]
Day 158: Requiring students to identify quantities and connect them to the problem [Finding Evidence and Justifying Strategies]