Elementary CIC Math Newletter

February 2016 Edition

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

~Albert Einstein~

Seagoville North Elementary

Kleberg Elementary

Fredrick Douglass Elementary

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Ms. Mock at Seagoville Elementary having students to justify and explain their answers using concrete/pictorial/abstract representation!

Blair Elementary

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Students at Macon Elementary CELEBRATING the KICK-OFF of Thinking Through Math!

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Moseley Elementary created "Leader Boards" for each 3rd-5th grade classroom to serve as a VISUAL TOOL to MOTIVATE our scholars!

CELEBRATING 100 Days of School

Provoking student thinking/deepening conceptual understanding in the mathematics classroom Researchers support a problem-solving approach in the mathematics classroom because it engages students in inquiry, prompting them to build on and improve their current knowledge as they “construct” explanations that help them solve the task at hand. “In a constructivist classroom,” Marian Small writes, “students are recognized as the ones who are actively creating their own knowledge” (2008, p. 3). The teacher’s skilful questioning plays a vital role in this context, helping students to identify thinking processes, to see the connections between ideas and to build new understanding as they work their way to a solution that makes sense to them.
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You are ALL APPRECIATED in all the different capacities that you serve on a day to day basis for our scholars! Make it a WONDERFUL week!