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Middle School: Using Tools in Support of Mathematical Thinking

Clip 5/6: Day 118: Connecting strategic use of tools and resources to making sense of a problem


Using Classroom Supports: By mid-year, Patty Ferrant’s students have oriented themselves to the anchor charts as supports for learning and make regular reference to them in discussions. In their partner discussions of the Pythagorean Theorem, students connect the representation on the anchor poster to individuals’ insights.


How can your students begin to make use of supports for learning without needing to be reminded to do so?

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