ALiM Group 2017

ALiM Teacher Inquiry 2017

Big Idea 5:
The same number sentence (e.g. 12-4 = 8) can be associated with different concrete or real-world situations, AND different number sentences can be associated with the same concrete or real-world situation.

Big Idea 7:

 BASIC FACTS & ALGORITHMS: Basic facts and algorithms for operations with rational numbers use notions of equivalence to transform calculations into simpler ones.

Inquiry Question:
How will our focus on worded problem solving and learning specific vocabulary contribute to improved learning outcomes for our target students

Group:  6 year 3, 4 & 5 students,(4 Maori)
         CoryJohn, Bronson, Vineta, Cullen, Rishit

To accelerate their learning in mathematics and understanding of math vocabulary through problem solving, using worded problems in various mathematical concepts.

Talk Moves, Collaborative Learning, Unpacking Mathematic Vocabulary, Front Loading.
Manipulating Different Materials,        Explain, Justify, Show

Finding the volume of a shape using blocks, 

Sharing lollies equally

Expanding numbers using hundreds house and white boards to clarify thinking

Finding the volume of a square 4 x 4

The group has come a long way in collaborative thinking, being able to voice their thoughts and clarify their thinking.
They are enthusiastic and look forward to their maths. They especially enjoy class maths more especially if front loaded the lesson prior to whole class teaching.
Observation with Shelly Mackay went well and copy of notes below


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