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Elementary School: Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Clip 12/12: Day 158: Students make use of tools to devise their own problems


The View from Day 158: Moving into the last weeks of the school year, Mia’s students individually and collectively make use of tools and resources in their classroom to support their learning. In second grade, that looks like students’ agency and authority in the use of their tool bags, selecting appropriate resources to make their thinking visible and defend it to others.


How does your students’ use of and access to tools change over the course of the year?

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