Talking About Math: Sharing Strategies

Grade 3 / Math / Student Voice
CCSS: Math.3.NBT.A.2

Common Core State Standards




Grade 3


Numbers & Operations in Base Ten


Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic


Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

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Lesson Objective
Share solutions and mathematical thinking
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Saul create an environment in which students are comfortable sharing their thinking?
What are the advantages of having students share different strategies for solving problems?
Why does Ms. Saul ask students about the importance of mental math?
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Sample Student Work

Supporting Materials

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  • Carlos's thinking on Choose Three Ways

  • Sara's thinking on Choose Three Ways

  • Transcript for Carlos & Sara Present Their Solutions

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