Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine

Chapter 5 Discussion Prompt

12 Nov 2020 11:11 AM | Anonymous member

In the chapter there are 5 challenges associated with selecting and sequencing. What is the biggest challenge you are facing with selecting and sequencing student responses?


Challenges associated with the practice of anticipating students’ responses.

  • Selecting only solutions that are most relevant to learning goals

  • Expanding beyond the usual student presenters.

  • Deciding what work to share when the majority of students were not able to solve the task and your initial goal no longer seems attainable.

  • Moving forward when a key strategy is not produced by students.

  • Determining how to sequence incorrect and/or incomplete solutions

Comments

  • 22 Nov 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous member
    The challenge that I am currently struggling with is expanding beyond the usual student presenters. Because I am 100% Remote, I have a lot of students who will only participate via chat or 1 on 1 in a Breakout Room with me. They don't yet have the confidence in their math ability, or the trust in the class to put themselves out there. I've been working on building our community of learners. In the last three weeks, I have had more students willing to share and take risks. We aren't at the point yet where I have students presenting their findings. I'm having students recording their thinking in a video that only I see. Then, I'm picking some examples. We are also visiting situations where the math is correct, but sometimes there is an answer that is "more correct" which in a lot of cases with fractions is more simplified. I'm trying to teach them to value that not every math question has only one answer.
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