Facilitating Peer Learning

Grade 7 / Math / Engagement
CCSS: Math.Practice.MP4

Common Core State Standards

 Math Math Practice Mathematical Practice Standards MP4 Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose. Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

In Partnership with

10 minutes

Objective

Take ownership of math content through dialogue, peer teaching, and presentation

Questions to Consider

• How does the teacher use questions to promote peer-to-peer dialogue?
• What other strategies does the teacher use to encourage peer learning?
• What strikes you about the role of the teacher and students in this classroom?

Common Core Standards

Math.Practice.MP4

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Common Core Standards
Math.Practice.MP4