Maths

In mathematics, I focus on strategies for understanding. Using visible thinking modules, students address real-life questions to tune into new concepts. I am inspired by the concrete practices of Marilyn Burns and encourage students to use Jo Boaler’s Mathematical Mindsets when discussing math concepts and strategies. Students understand that math is creative and flexible and we learn through practice, making mistakes and fixing them. I try to foster positive mindsets about all subject areas and use a constructivist approach when introducing new concepts, by building on student’s prior knowledge.

Daily Maths Rotations

Grouping is based on assessment and ability and change frequently depending on behavioral, language and academic needs. I work on strategies and skills with each group and scaffold or extend depending on their ability. The other 2-3 groups are working independently on practice activities, or online websites or platforms such as studyladder and mathletics.

 

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