Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine

Chapter 4 Discussion Prompt

29 Oct 2020 10:27 AM | Anonymous member

In the chapter there are 3 challenges associated with anticipating student responses. What is the biggest challenge you are facing with anticipating student responses?

Challenges associated with the practice of monitoring.

  • Trying to understand what students are thinking

  • Keeping track of group progress - which groups you visited and what you left them to work on

  • Involving all members of a group


  • 07 Nov 2020 12:15 PM | Anonymous member
    Pre-pandemic: Keeping track of group progress - but only the part of what I left them to work on (had 6 or fewer groups)- despite our facilitators at the Dine and Discuss modeling the use of a tracking sheet (Go Hattie, Jenna, and Holly!). I found walking around with a full-sized clipboard cumbersome - and I'd frequently forget to jot notes down.
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  • 15 Nov 2020 1:15 PM | Mike Ditzel
    Involving all members of a group.

    This is easier to accomplish in honors math classes but I have found that it is more of a challenge to get all students involved for lower-level classes. In classes such as pre-algebra I found that there are several obstacles that hinder that goal: lack of maturity, lack of appropriate social skills or lack of motivation.
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