Although we did some dabbling in fractions earlier this year, we now did into the “meat” of our studies and I wanted to get a sense for where my students were with their basic fraction understanding. One problem I see in elementary math classrooms is our tendency to rely on quick and easy information–a pretest, a worksheet, an exit slip. The simple truth is, in order to really see HOW students are thinking (rather than “Did they get it right?”) requires you to put students in situations where you can watch them work and listen to their conversations.
It seemed like an easy question
The power of a gallery walk
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