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Elementary School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 11/15: Day 110: Pairing students to share and extend each other’s thinking


Sharing and Working Cooperatively: By the middle of the year, students in second grade are able to work effectively together and share their thinking as well as their access to materials. In one pair interaction, Mia engages a student in understanding the structure of a problem, then explaining her thinking to another student, then engaging the other student in helping combine like quantities for a more effective strategies.


Mia pairs students to share and extend each others’ thinking. What does she need to find out about their mathematical understandings in order to do so?

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