I'm joining the
Making Sense of Math Linky
with my eFriends again this week!
This week we're talking about
Modeling Different Computing Methods!
Marilyn Burns says,
“When children think that there is one right way to compute,
they focus on learning and applying it,
rather than thinking about what makes sense
for the numbers at hand.”
Have you ever used "Math Talks" with your students?
You can check out more about this great tool
and see some demo videos on
This is a wonderful time where I am able to
record the different strategies students
are using to solve a problem.
By writing down the solutions as the students are
sharing them, I'm able to help expose everyone to strategies
that they may not have considered.
The Teaching Channel has some great videos on
ways to solve problems differently.
One of the ideas I'm excited to try this year is
called "Choose 3 Ways!". Students choose 3 different strategies
to solve the same math task.
You can have students work on their own or with
small groups to share the information.
The goal is to help students
focus on different methods that make sense
to help solve different situations...
to help them realize that there is
no one right way to solve a math task...
to help them to become flexible thinkers...
Check out this video from "The Teaching Channel"...
I couldn't find the worksheet so I created my own...
You're welcome to download it HERE...
Another way I plan to help my students
see different ways to compute the same problem is by
joining in the
Wondering how you tweet a math task?
Check out this GoogleSlide presentation on #gmttc
or Tweet me a question
Keep hopping by to check out all the great topics we'll be
discussing during the months of July and August!
How do you plan to help your students
model different computing methods?
Join the linky below!