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ERIC Number: EJ1170076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Lessons from a Protractor
Tinley, Tracey
Educational Leadership, v75 n5 p76-78 Feb 2018
Pre-assessments at the start of teaching new content yielded information on what her students knew and might need, this math teacher found, but led many students to get nervous at a unit's beginning. To gauge students' understandings about math in a more inviting, stress-free way, she simply gave them drawings of protractors and asked "What do you notice? What do you think that might mean?"--then let them experiment with using the devices. She was able to learn much about their understandings while creating a climate of exploration, collaboration, and assessment for learning in math class.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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