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Lesson

Elementary School: Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning

Clip 11/17: Day 110: Recognizing problem structure

Overview

Understanding and Reading Problems: By the middle of the year, Mia is able to engage her learners in understanding and responding to the structure of a problem: “Is this a take apart problem? Is this a put together problem?” She is able to make reference to problems from the beginning of the year to help students identify structure. She notes that her students are able to explain those kinds of structural connections and identify similarity between problems.

Consider:

How do you connect earlier learning to present learning, so that you and the students can “look for and make use of structure?”