Fractions…. WOW

James Tanton is an excellent role model for 21st century teaching and learning. He demonstrates the importance of applying COMMON SENSE in any situation…

Use what you know to learn more. What is highly evident in all his interactions with teachers and  with students is the power of VISUAL SPATIAL imagery as an entry point for EVERY LEARNER.

DIFFERENTIATION has become a PLANNING NIGHTMARE in the eyes of many as we frantically search for ways to meet the individual needs of students. BUT IT NEED NOT BE when teachers use sketching and diagramming as a way to approach communicating a problem situation. All students can begin the task when it is based first in imagery… then those who wish to communicate through word or symbols can move to their preferred communication style.
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