In teacher Patty Ferrant’s 8th-grade classroom, students and teachers have equitable access to tools, resources, and supports for learning. Here, you will find examples from throughout the school year on:

- Presenting Tools
- Using Classroom Supports

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

Day 2: Introducing anchor posters [Presenting Tools]

Day 19: Routinizing the use of anchor posters as a resource for learning [Presenting Tools]

Day 19: Making use of anchor charts as supports for learning [Using Classroom Supports]

Day 118: Activating students’ use of the anchor poster [Using Classroom Supports]

Day 118: Connecting strategic use of tools and resources to making sense of a problem [Using Classroom Supports]

Day 158: Peers make use of tools in support of learning [Using Classroom Supports]