The View from Day 158: Moving into the last weeks of the school year, Patty Ferrant’s students individually and collectively make use of tools and resources in their classroom to support their learning. In eighth grade, students make use of calculators when appropriate to support and check their accuracy.

**CONSIDER:**

How does your students’ use of, and access to, tools change over the course of the year?

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]