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Elementary School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 18/19: Day 158: Matching our ideas to the problem


Establishing and following Classroom Routines: By the end of the year, Mia’s students are able to take on responsibility for their own thinking. By May, her students are able to describe their thinking in relationship to others’, giving recommendations to peers about ways to refine their thinking. Routines that Mia introduced in the beginning of the year are now comfortable for students (e.g. “Tell your hand”) and they are focused on the math content.


What questions can you ask your students to help them surface their math ideas?

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