## Perimeter and Multiplicative Thinking

Another exciting day of job-embedded learning with students and educators in a primary class.  The teacher had just introduced her students to perimeter the day before. – “estimate, measure, and record the distance around objects, using non-standard units”.  The students were organized into pairs and given a shape and snap … More Perimeter and Multiplicative Thinking »

## Ants! Ants! Ants!

Recently in a Gr 3, 4, 5 classroom we gave the students this question: Students are learning about insects. They discover that an ant has 1 body, 2 antennae and 6 legs. They each make a model. How many bodies, antennae and legs will they need for 5, 10 and … More Ants! Ants! Ants! »

## Proportional Reasoning – Measurement

I love problems that provide authentic opportunities to cluster several big ideas.  Recently, I was in a classroom where the teacher gave the following problem to his students. Tia is filling a bucket with water.  She knows that 500 ml of water comes out of the hose every 10 seconds. … More Proportional Reasoning – Measurement »

## Explicit Teaching – Timing is Everything!

Explicit teaching must take place in the consolidation part of the shared math lesson when working with EQAO type thinking questions.  To be most effective, teachers need to know the learning goal. As Dr Marian Small says the learning goal should be connected to understanding and less about doing. When … More Explicit Teaching – Timing is Everything! »