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Strategies that help students commit basic facts to memory include:

  • analysing results of operations – for example, “What happens when two odd numbers are added?”

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.4

Video Selections

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Design tasks to support all students (1:16)

 

Prompts Promote Learning (2:23)

 

Solving the Logo Problem (6:25)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: What come to mind when you think about how a specific task impacts learning? What would an educator be thinking about, doing, modelling and observing with students throughout the learning process?
  • While viewing the video, what do you notice the teacher doing? What are the students doing?
  • After viewing: What key ideas emerged for you? How might the ideas shared further inform or influence practice and impact student learning in your classroom or across your school community? What further questions do you have? What additional information, resources and supports are needed?

Consolidating the Logo Problem (2:37)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: What come to mind when you think about how a specific task impacts learning? What would an educator be thinking about, doing, modelling and observing with students throughout the learning process?
  • While viewing the video, what do you notice the teacher doing? What are the students doing?
  • After viewing: What key ideas emerged for you? How might the ideas shared further inform or influence practice and impact student learning? What further questions do you have? What additional information, resources and supports are needed?

 

Text Resources

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Fractions Across the Curriculum - Capacity Building Series THUMBNAIL

Fractions Across the Curriculum – Capacity Building Series

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works THUMBNAIL

The Mathematical Territory Between Direct Modelling and Proficiency, What Works

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 2, Addition and Subtraction Thumbnail

A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 2, Addition and Subtraction

Paying Attention to Proportional Reasoning THUMBNAIL

Paying Attention to Proportional Reasoning

Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning THUMBNAIL

Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning

Paying Attention to Algebraic Reasoning THUMBNAIL

Paying Attention to Algebraic Reasoning

 

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