9/3/14: Facts and Models

Topic: Math Models and Facts
Starting the year with a review of math facts and introduction to math models is a good way to warm up students' math brains as well as to introduce the models you'll use all year long to build math skill and proficiency. 

Moderator: Maureen Devlin, Grade 5 Math and Science Teacher, MA @lookforsun

Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

Chat Questions
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  1. Introduce yourself including your name, role, and where you are from.
  2. What is "fact fluency" for fifth graders?
  3. How do you assess fact fluency?
  4. What kinds of lessons and resources do you use to develop fact fluency?
  5. How do you help students who truly struggle with this goal?
  6. What models do you use to build fact fluency?
  7. What online and offline resources do you use for model making?
  8. What classroom materials and displays do you use to develop students' facility with math models and facts?
  9. What words need to be taught with respect to tonight's standard, and how do you teach that vocabulary?
  10. How do you employ The Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMPs) when teaching this standard.
  11. How do you teach this standard for mastery?
  12. How do you assess students' understanding of this standard? 
  13. Do you have any general questions or suggestions with regard to fifth grade math or tonight's standard? 

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