TAGS:
Grade Level
Elementary (K – 4)
Subject
Math
Topic/Practice
Student Ownership
Date
5/8/2014

Aha Moments
DESCRIPTION
Mrs. Susie shares about the moments when students recognize mistakes in their learning or discover a breakthrough understanding.
  • CCSS.Mathematics.4.OA.5 Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.
  • CCSS.Mathematics.4.NBT.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
  • How do mistakes sometimes lead to “aha moments”?
  • How did Mrs. Susie create a culture where making mistakes was acceptable?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
  • How do you create a culture where student mistakes are part of the learning experience?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
  • What will you do to help students come to their own conclusions about correct and incorrect answers or thinking?