day 3: calling learners’ attention to the structure of a problem

day 3: calling learners’ attention to the structure of a problem

Understanding and Reading Problems: Mia’s students have had practice using numbers in addition and subtraction without regrouping. She challenges them to think about “how the problem works-- the structure of the problem.” Mia adapts problems to the students in her class and their interests.

CONSIDER:
How do you call your learners’ attention to the structure of a problem, and make it relevant to their lived experiences?

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."

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