Thinking logs incorporate both literacy and math skills by asking students to write complete sentences explaining how they solved an equation and arrived at a solution.
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October 04, 2017
September 13, 2017
Elementary math specialist Kristin Gray helps her 2nd graders understand different subtraction strategies by talking through their thought processes.
August 16, 2017
Elementary math specialist Kristin Gray demonstrates a strategy for engaging young students in discussions about numbers and equations.
July 12, 2017
A math specialist shares how she uses dots to allow students to see the connections between mathematical operations, like addition and multiplication.
May 10, 2017
Kristin Gray, a K-5 math specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Del., shares a strategy for eliciting student discussion by providing her students with a picture that can be used to talk about numbers, shapes, and patterns. Students share what they notice and wonder about the image in pairs and as a class.
April 26, 2017
Ryan Reilly, a 1st grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School in Seattle, and Donella Oleston, a kindergarten teacher there, teach students how to make evidence-backed claims when reasoning about groups of objects. Both teachers create opportunities for students to share with the class their ideas and what they noticed.
April 12, 2017
Ryan Reilly, a 1st grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School in Seattle, shares how he uses related equations so students can identify similarities and differences in numbers and symbols. By noticing patterns, they learn to justify their reasons and can then solve similar problems.
April 05, 2017
Donella Oleston, a kindergarten teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School in Seattle, uses a think-pair-share activity so students can practice constructing arguments by reasoning. Students look at groups of objects and make claims about how they are the same or different.
January 04, 2017
Chuck Pack, a math teacher at Tahlequah High School in Oklahoma, shares how he answers students' questions of when they are going to use his lessons beyond the classroom. He helps students make real-world connections to their work so they see the value of the learning process.
December 21, 2016
Marlo Warburton, a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Longfellow Arts and Technology Middle School in Berkeley, Calif., shares how greeting her students in the morning and expressing appreciation during dismissal are valuable opportunities for character building and for fostering teacher-student relationships.