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Mathematical Shift #4 Deep Understanding

Jan 31, 2013 6:45am

Does anyone know of a meaningful professional development activity that demonstrates teh Mathematical Shift #4 Deep Understanding?

  • Math
  • Pre K-5
  • Common Core


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    • Feb 13, 2013 11:12am

      Hi Mary,
      This video helps to demonstrate several of the math practice standards (including #4). Perhaps it could be helpful?

      • Mar 1, 2013 1:12pm

        You could consider doing an activity like "proving" the Pythagorean Theorem. Most people will know the equation because it is such a simple one to remember, but understanding why it works is less likely. If you have teachers go through the process of why it works, it will demonstrate what it means to have a deep understanding of the material rather than just a memorized equation. Hope that helps! Here is a link to some good activities: