Vicki graciously allowed me to teach our 5th graders again today. Kerry and Marsha gave their time to observe and offer me feedback.
I can show what I know in numbers and pictures.
I can use equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions.
I can use visual models to add and subtract fractions.
I can decompose fractions into the sum or difference of two fractions.
We used the Navigator to collect responses from all learners prior to going over each task.
Think of the questions and the peer-to-peer discussions. There are as many students answering 4/8 as 14/15. Can you describe the thinking that might yield an answer of 4/8?
How might we work toward making thinking visible? Why is peer-to-peer discourse so important? What if we practice flexibility to show what we know more than one way?