day 2: activating students’ sense of wonder in the use of tools for real-life situations

day 2: activating students’ sense of wonder in the use of tools for real-life situations

Presenting and Selecting Tools: At the beginning of the year, Mia engages her students in matching tools to best use. She asks a student using cubes to measure classroom items “Can you test it? Could you measure this? What would it look like if you measured that?”

CONSIDER:
How does Mia activate students’ sense of wondering in the use of tools for real-life situations?

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Using Tools in Support of Thinking, 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 "using tools in support of thinking."

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