THINKING101. So many minds, so little time


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My topics focus on finding and filling the number sense gaps across the grades. Visual spatial models level the playing field for all learners. Problem based teaching? Problem based learning? Putting student thinking at the center of learning? I walk the talk. I model the talk. I work regularly in classrooms. It is not about manipulatives. It is about teaching ALL students how to learn, connecting concepts and focusing on relationships as we teach students how to effectively practice what they are learning until they are able to recall, apply and transfer with confidence and accuracy.

Cool Fractions eighteenths
Visual spatial models for equivalent fractions engage all learners. Build understanding by connecting imagery to the symbols, identify the patterns in the data, then practice as facts.

In a Thinking 101 Classroom, the teacher knows that visual spatial models support learning that lasts. Students build recall of facts alongside their ability to think, to reason and to know when and how to apply known facts in order to solve new and novel problems. 

In a Thinking101 classroom, students know how to “get” the answer AND how to PROVE it is correct.

Geri , Your materials that connect the imagery 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

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