Presenting Tools: In the middle school setting, on the second day of school, Patty Ferrant presents her anchor posters to “anchor our understanding from what came up yesterday.”

**CONSIDER:**

How do you describe the purpose of the tools and supports for learning in your classroom?

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]