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8th grade math - Pythagorean Theorem

Clip 4/5: Reflection on Pythagorean Theorem Peer Advice


Patty describes how she begins the year with identifying strategies to persevere with thinking and to “get unstuck.” She explains that students should know they can ask questions, work with a partner, use tools, and consult anchor charts.

Teacher Commentary

I want students to be able to engage each other in thinking, and to develop self-efficacy and confidence related to their own work in math. I want them to think deeply about what we’re doing, and that takes time.

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