
Storyline: Beechwood Elementary School
DESCRIPTION
Step inside Mrs. Susie’s Grade 4 math class as she challenges students to take ownership of their learning, provide feedback to one another, and reflect on their learning targets to know what they need to work on to succeed.
 I can solve 2 by 1 and 2 by 2 multiplication problems using an efficient strategy that I can explain.
 I can use and understand patterns that will help me multiply efficiently.
 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 onedigit whole number,
and multiply two twodigit 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 does Mrs. Susie use clear learning targets in her classroom?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
 How do you currently help your students work through their mistakes and explain their thinking processes? How are your students involved in this process?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
 How can you apply what you see Mrs. Susie doing to your own teaching and learning?
