Theory vs. Practice!!! Yes! Completely different.
I appreciate the student thanking another for finding her mistake. It's so obvious mistakes are valued, the student then shared her mistake with the whole group. Well trained students!
Joan Easterday - Burbank teachers must be working really hard to make this part of the culture
Great lesson! I appreciate the thinking skills the students have developed. #MathTalks
I liked Catherine's question: What language would make them feel the need for more precision?
Joan Easterday - It's a great question to ponder. My first thought is the Sesame Street clip where kids are describing something and the teacher is drawing something that fits the description but is obviously not what the students intended - like for three straight sides drawing a lightning bolt rather than a triangle.
How is geometry taught in Japan? We do give them definitions, but in this instance they did not use those to categorize. How do we get them to generalize that knowledge?
Joan Easterday - Pam, we have some Japanese curriculum guides in the office if you would like to puruse