Standard for Mathematical Practice #4: Model with mathematics.
Mathematical Models, Equations, Number Lines, and Ratio Tables
“Mrs. Moore, I’m done.”
“No, you’re not.”
Mathematicians verify their results before submitting them.
“How did you verify your work is accurate?”
Is a mantra I am repeating in grades K – 6th this year. Do not submit your work unless you have verified your results with another model, tool, or labels.
The expectations are clearly stated, repeated, and modeled. (Yes, I model expectations!)
It is now the student’s responsibility to meet those standards because I consistently modeled over the course of ten lessons, how to apply big ideas using small numbers.