THINKING101 So many minds, so little time

BERCS Cards and Tasks engage learners through visual spatial models that allow them to “see” number and number relationships. The BERCS FOCUS IS THINKING WHILE YOU LEARN.

Thinking makes the remembering stick.

Think about Number

Think ? + 6 = 10 or 10 – ? = 6.
It must be 4 because 4 + 6 = 10
How quickly can you identify and name each quantity.
How many ways can you express each quantity?
Put them in order least to greatest.
Compare to explain the differences.

Think about shape and space

Measurement gives meaning and context to number work.

 

In a Thinking101 classroom, the teacher focuses on student thinking & reasoning. Discussion, debate, DELIBERATE TEACHING.

 In a Thinking 101 Classroom, the teacher knows that visual spatial models support learning that lasts. Students build recall of facts alongside the ability to reason and apply them in new situations and problems. 

In a thinking classroom, students know how to learn, how to recall and apply what they learn, how to explain what they are learning and how to challenge themselves in their own learning.

   

WHERE CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO TEACH TO REACH EVERY STUDENT?

SUMMER INSTITUTES

Calgary August 4 to 7, 2020

LETHBRIDGE: AUGUST 10 to 14, 2020

EDMONTON AUGUST 17 TO 21, 2020

GRANDE PRAIRIE AUGUST 24 to 26 2020

 

 

Dr. James Tanton

Geri , Your materials that connect the imagery of of Area models to multiplication and beyond are awesome –           

And so perfect for setting up the work for Junior- Senior High. Incredible alignment.

This is all streamlined so beautifully. Love the flexible thinking this encourages – demands! – and the common sense approaches it develops. James Tanton, PhD