I’ve been reading some constructivist stuff lately, so…
What resources does this student have for refining their understanding of fractions?
(Thanks for the submission, Dionn!)
What’s the next step for this student? How would you help?
Thanks to Tina C for the submission.
The question below asked kids to state whether the given sentence is always, sometimes or never true. Then, they were asked to justify their response.
Suppose someone said this to you. How would you respond?
Many thanks to Tina for the submission!
5 divided by 0 is 0.
I arbitrarily designate some mistakes to be “classics,” and this here is one of them.
No need to identify the mistake. It’s right there. But let’s get some wisdom in the comments. What is the significance of this mistake? Does knowing that this mistake is common change the way that you do (or should) teach?
[I didn't exactly know how to tag this post, but it's from a 9th grade classroom. For CCSS I tagged 5th grade.]