Using Classroom Supports: Together, Patty Ferrant’s students orient not toward individual people, but to their ideas, with the anchor charts as supports for their arguments.
What do you notice about the students’ agency, authority, and identity as mathematicians?
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 118: Connecting strategic use of tools and resources to making sense of a problem [Using Classroom Supports]