Friday, December 16, 2016

Today's Teaching: A Cold Friday in December 2016

Students continue to reach for computation mastery.

Today we'll begin the lesson by looking deeply at two division problems that students struggled with. The problems are rich and deep, and will foster some good discussion. As I think about this, I realize we'll have to start the lesson with a review of Math Talk protocols.

After that, students will have the chance to practice a division algorithm--an algorithm that simply takes practice to learn.

The principal reminded us to be gentle with our learners today since they've had such a busy week of special in-school and evening concerts and other events. They're tired and filled with holiday excitement. I welcomed his reminder and will follow his words.

It will be a good day.