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Elementary School: Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Clip 11/12: Day 110: Praising students’ explanation of thinking


Using Classroom Supports: By the middle of the year, Mia’s students are able to use the tools available to them to share and defend their thinking to themselves, to their teacher, and to each other. Learners are able to see other students’ approaches to solving the problem, and integrate those approaches into their own when needed. They explain when they went wrong and correct their thinking, using tools in support of their reflective approach.


What language does Mia use to praise student thinking?

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