making sense of one’s own and others’ learning

making sense of one’s own and others’ learning

In teacher Patty Ferrant’s 8th-grade classroom, sense-making is at the core of every mathematics experience. Here, you will find examples from throughout the school year on:

  • Understanding and Reading Problems
  • Explaining Thinking
  • Finding Evidence, Justifying Strategies

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning, Patty Ferrant, 8th Grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.

The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Patty Ferrant's 8th-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 one’s own and others’ learning."

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making sense of one’s own and others’ learning

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Day 2: Modeling and engaging students in sense-making [Understanding and Reading Problems]

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Day 2: Making sense in partner talk [Understanding and Reading Problems]

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Day 5: Partner share for describing and justifying strategies [Finding Evidence, Justifying Strategies]

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Day 19: Defending and proving effective strategies [Finding Evidence, Justifying Strategies]