Series: Success at the Core: Support Structures

One Problem, Many Approaches
Lesson Objective: Use multiple strategies to compare and add fractions
Grade 6 / Math / Fractions

Thought starters

  1. According to the teacher, what is the value of encouraging students to consider multiple approaches for problem solving?
  2. What strategies does the teacher use to engage students in the lessons?
  3. How does the teacher structure her lessons to give extra support to students that need it?
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The teacher used the build, draw and write it model to teach the fraction lesson. This approach/strategy was used to reach all of her students because students are individuals and learn differently. The teacher kept the students engaged by using prior knowledge of a previous fraction lesson. Excellent video and strategies for learning.
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With the fraction lesson, she used the build it, draw it and write it out method which is really great for all different kinds of learners. I love how the teacher used the students prior knowledge to help come up with different strategies for solving her faction question. Also, i liked how she had the kids reflect on the lesson before they left the room.
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Students learn by different method so it is helpful to go over the different types. Build it, draw it, and write it.
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I like The Build It, Draw It and Write It.. I plan to use that method.
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Excellent example of great teaching. The Build It, Draw It, Write It strategy addresses every learning style in every class. It also provides a visual image of what a fraction looks like and students can actually see how 1/9 compares to 1/6. Since everyone learns different it is great that we now acknowledge that there are multiple ways of getting the correct answer. Great video!
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