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ALiM Group 2017

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ALiM Teacher Inquiry 2017
Big Idea 5:
The same number sentence (e.g. 12-4 = 8) can be associated with different concrete or real-world situations, AND different number sentences can be associated with the same concrete or real-world situation.

Big Idea 7:

 BASIC FACTS & ALGORITHMS: Basic facts and algorithms for operations with rational numbers use notions of equivalence to transform calculations into simpler ones.

Inquiry Question:
How will our focus on worded problem solving and learning specific vocabulary contribute to improved learning outcomes for our target students

Group:  6 year 3, 4 & 5 students,(4 Maori)
         CoryJohn, Bronson, Vineta, Cullen, Rishit

Why: 
To accelerate their learning in mathematics and understanding of math vocabulary through problem solving, using worded problems in various mathematical concepts.

Actions:
Talk Moves, Collaborative Learning, Unpacking Mathematic Vocabulary, Front Loading.
Manipulating Different Materials,        Explain, Justify, Show









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Teacher Inquiry Daily 5

Setting up a Daily 5 Programme where children work independently, while showing success.
How can I, manage the Daily 5 programme successfully and continue daily guided reading with students, while developing their independence?

What did I need to do? 1Introduced overall picture of how the programme worked and what they would be doing each day.
Next day I  introduced one aspect of the Daily 5 Read to Self Children had to be specifically taught how to do this Teach how to fill in a reading log
This took a good week before they were actually reading a full 10 minutes. Even now we still have the pretend to read students days. They need to be reminded how to and modelled.
While learning these skills, children also completed a reading card. This needed to be taught and the expectations of what is expected outlined and modelled.
Expectations of at least 5/6 of the comprehension questions must be correct. We are following up on this very strictly now.
Reading an article to find an…