What is Efficiency In Math Class? - A Math Mentoring Moment

05.17.2021 - By Making Math Moments That Matter

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Today we speak with Tom Marker, a 14 year veteran sixth grade teacher from Ohio! Tom reached out to us to tackle the big struggle of trying to convince his students to avoid rushing to standard algorithms and instead value strategies that can be more meaningful outside the classroom.  This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them.  You’ll Learn: The right balance is between conceptual and procedural strategies. How can we manage differing student strategies;How to avoid rushing to the algorithm without devaluing this approach from a student; and,How calculators can hinder your quest to avoid the rush to the algorithm. Resources: Make Math Moments TasksWooly Worms Race [Fractions 6 Day Problem Based Unit]Snack Time [Fractions 5 Day Problem Based Unit]Adding It Up [Book]Hour Glass Multiples [Lesson on MrOrr-IsAGeek.com]The Concept Holding Your Students Back [An Online PD Course]The teams at MakeMathMoments.com, Wipebook.com and Corwin.com are excited to bring you the Start The School Year Off Right Giveaway! Enter our giveaway 

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