So if you’re here it’s probably because you’re as excited about helping your children with math as we are.
Try exploring these free videos to give you a greater sense of what’s possible. Click each video and explore the power of decomposing numbers or how bar modeling can develop into one of your most powerful tools for solving word problems.
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Sarah and the [Math]odology Team
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Building Thinking Classrooms
Sarah Schaefer and Dr. Peter Liljedahl
No matter if the assessment is formative or summative, the focus needs to center around communication. This type of communication informs the learning process both formally and informally. Where am I as a student in this process? As a teacher, what can I do to help move the student to the next level of understanding? Students can use the information to inform their learning by having a clear picture of what comes next. This format allows the student to see subtopics of larger categories and not a single component in isolation. Dr. Peter Liljedahl reminds us that “in order for someone to navigate, by land or sea, they need two pieces of information-where they are and where they are going.” Notice how these rubrics allow the student to understand not only what they currently know but also where they need to go.