Clip 10/29: Day 1 Lesson Part E
Erika Isomura’s 5th-grade students work in pairs to classify, sort, and glue down decimal representations in order. She challenges her students to explain and defend their thinking.
Almost all of the lessons that we do, like formal lessons, are embedded in a story. That means that because my students get attached to the story there's a character, there's a situation.
They remember stories. They don't say, "Do you remember the day we talked about these numbers?” When their thinking is attached to a story we’ve thought about before, it makes a lot more sense to them because it's nothing new. It really isn't. It's the same thing with this little twist.
5th Grade Math - Fraction Multiplication Situations
Erika Isomura teaches fourth and fifth grade at Glassbrook Elementary in Hayward, California; in these videos, 22 of her...
5th Grade Math - Interpreting Fractions
This lesson emphasizes the concept of equivalency, which connects to the fifth grade standard 5.NF “Use equivalent...