Using Classroom Supports: Patty Ferrant presents examples from the students’ homework responses on chart paper and uses these examples to support students’ group work on comparing costs between different rate plans. The anchor charts serve as large representations of students’ strategies to support group engagement.
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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]