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Visual: SMP-7 Look for and Make Use of Structure #LL2LU

How do our learners determine an equivalent expression to 4(x+3)-2(x+3)?  How would they determine the zeros of y=x²-4? How might we provide opportunities for them to successfully look for and make use of structure? We want every learner in our … Continue reading

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SMP7: Look For and Make Use of Structure #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can look for and make use of structure. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what “structure” means in the context … Continue reading

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The self-discipline to watch, wait, and coach

On our 4th day of cookie baking, AS taught me a couple of really great lessons about learning with my students.  Once again, by popular request, we were making Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies.  We make peanut butter cookie dough, … Continue reading

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