Building Confidence through Problem Solving
Lesson Objective: Students learn to persevere through complex number problems
Grades 3-5 / Math / Number Fluency

Thought starters

  1. How does Ms. Frood teach students to use core multiplication facts as tools for more complex problems?
  2. How does Ms. Frood differentiate for the advanced ability group?
  3. See student-led groups play the "lunchtime cards" game?
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Such a great lesson!
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Folks are missing out by not watching these longer videos! Great lesson!
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There are so many things I liked about the instruction. The differentiating strategies were great. The enthusiasm of the students & the relaxed atmosphere for learning. I'm definitely going to use some of the techniques shown. Thanks so much for sharing!
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I thoroughly enjoyed the engagement of the students during the rug-time mental math portion of the video, and the encouragement given by the instructor to promote student problem solving strategies. I also loved the fact that schools in other countries, use a deck of cards as another way to get students to be confident with numbers -what an inexpensive manipulative that is something real to them.
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Is there a way to get the worksheets for this lesson?
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  • Summary

    Head teacher and math coordinator Kate Frood puts Year 5 pupils through an intense session of number-based problem solving to

    Summary

    Head teacher and math coordinator Kate Frood puts Year 5 pupils through an intense session of number-based problem solving to develop their confidence in using the mathematical knowledge.
    Kate has a great personal enthusiasm for math, which she communicates, throughout the school in assembly, at lunchtime card schools and in other maths games for pupils.
    Once a week she teaches Year 5, putting them through an intense session of number-based problem solving. This helps pupils build on the mathematical knowledge they have and to develop genuine mathematical agility, and to genuinely enjoy math.
    Thanks to Kate and her team, pupils at Eleanor Palmer Primary in north London achieve well above average national test results in math.

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