day 110: pairing students to share and extend each other’s thinking

day 110: pairing students to share and extend each other’s thinking

Sharing and Working Cooperatively: By the middle of the year, students in second grade are able to work effectively together and share their thinking as well as their access to materials. In one pair interaction, Mia engages a student in understanding the structure of a problem, then explaining her thinking to another student, then engaging the other student in helping combine like quantities for a more effective strategies.

CONSIDER:
Mia pairs students to share and extend each others’ thinking. What does she need to find out about their mathematical understandings in order to do so?

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Supporting the Learning Community, 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 "supporting the learning community."

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