Presenting Tools: In the third week of school, Patty Ferrant describes the anchor posters as a “resource for them [students] to communicate.” By this point, students are able to make use of the posters during whole-group, partner, and small-group tasks.

**CONSIDER:**

How has Patty’s use of the anchor posters developed even after only a few weeks?

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]