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Elementary School: Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Clip 1/12: Day 2: Activating students’ sense of wonder in the use of tools for real-life situations


Presenting and Selecting Tools: At the beginning of the year, Mia engages her students in matching tools to best use. She asks a student using cubes to measure classroom items “Can you test it? Could you measure this? What would it look like if you measured that?”


How does Mia activate students’ sense of wondering in the use of tools for real-life situations?

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