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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hands-On Equations Day 7 (Pictorial Representations, cont)

Today we worked independently on solving equations using only a pictorial model based on Hands-On Equations.  To begin, I did an example problem with the class, which you can view:  Hands-On Equations Day 7 (Pictorial Representations cont).  Then, the students solved four problems on their own...without the use of the pawns and cubes.... they did a great job!!!

Then I asked them to answer a prompt on an exit ticket.

Do you think that working with concrete models (pawns and cubes) and then moving to pictorial models (pictures) was an effective way to learn algebra?  Why or why not?


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