So, I couldn’t resist the urge to blog about my students’ first day of work with volume since I had posted the other day about my planning,even though I have tons of other things that need to get done. We are sharing their work tomorrow to elicit strategies and make connections. With the 5 Practices in mind, I am heading off to sequence the shared work to make those connections.Tons of things to work with here!
As always, I love your thoughts on the order and items you would share!
FOLLOW UP – For homework, I had the students try to generalize a strategy for finding the volume of any box and here are a few that I got and plan to build upon…
hmmmmm …. getting ready to do volume with 10th graders ….. may need to show them some of this work!!!!
This is good stuff Kristin!
The explanation of students strategies for solving volume provides lots of opportunities for additive and multiplicative reasoning. Be really neat to see if your students could make the connections to some of the Number Talks strategies they’ve been using. Might give students more purpose as to why they use NT.
Graham you must be reading my mind! We have been doing quick images w/dots in hopes of making connections. Just asked them after our NT today and got: arrays, multiplication, and commutative property.
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