It was great to see groups of students working together to take aim at a series of word problems around the multiplication skills we have been working on. At this point, all of the students seem to be having a measure of success using the Lattice approach. I think that this approach, along with developing and reinforcing the skills of 1-10 multiplication, is developing a sense of competence for the students, which will be a key for exploring other avenues in Math.
The questions now are at the Grade 6 level and we are now tapping into some other aspects of the Number Sense curriculum by multiplying with a decimal point (to 1 decimal place) and even flirted with a Grade 8 expectation when we looked at the issue of sales tax.
Terry Fox Run/Walk: 6A photos
|The 3 MCs have been working for a couple of weeks preparing for the big day!|
Goal Setting Diagnostic
|A Success Criteria chart for the diagnostic writing|
|Posted in the class, this is an example of my jot notes and the first draft of my writing. I also posted it, below.|
This is the type of work I want the students to do in the class. I do not want them to have help with this -- aside from some peer feedback -- so I can assess their writing abilities and focus in on the areas where the students need help.