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Elementary School: Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Clip 4/12: Day 2: Practicing putting away math bags quietly


Presenting and Selecting Tools: Mia ensures that her elementary students understand how to put away their tool bags, creating the conditions for future access to the tools. She reinforces dot talks during transitions as well, as evident in her dismissal of students to recess using a dot configuration card at the classroom door. She recognizes that it’s hard for seven-year-old bodies to sit and attend for 90 minutes.


How does Mia model care for materials with young learners?

Materials & Artifacts