Joan Easterday - Say more ... plaease

Students stop talking because they know the teacher will give them the answer. So then why should I think? This gave me something to think about.

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 really like how he has obviously spent some time teaching a protocol for how he wants the students to share their answers and get feedback from their table mates.

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