HOW DO YOU BUILD RECALL SKILLS WITH YOUR STUDENTS??
Hear the confidence? Hear the enthusiasm for learning?
They have been working with BERCS materials to build mental fluency with 2 and 3 digit numbers. BERCS materials build multiplicative reasoning, alongside fact recall.
They have been working with a BERCS approach to building 2 and 3 digit number.They have a conceptual understanding of “place value” that goes far beyond: ‘line up the digits.’
Hear the thinking, questioning, self correcting?
These students are building recall and memory skills as they practice thinking and talking their way through solutions.The focus is not just get an answer. The focus is know your answer is correct. Know you can think your way through problems. Hold facts at your fingertips and recall them as you need to apply them to solve problems.
CONFIDENCE BUILDS ENGAGEMENT.
ENGAGEMENT facilitates MORE LEARNING.
Visual spatial reasoning tools develop both RECALL & REASONING skills. BERCS Cards are visual spatial reasoning tools.
AREA MODELS are visual spatial reasoning tools.
BERCS provides a framework within which teachers can develop concept based approaches to teaching the basics for Number and Number computation.
If you want to fill the Numeracy Gap in your classroom, teach your students to:
BUILD EXPLAIN REPRESENT COMPARE
then SELF ASSESS
Teachers interested in learning more about BERCS and using BERCS materials to support the development of reasoning and recall skills for their grade should consider attending a Thinking101 Summer Event.
Parents interested in learning more about using BERCS home materials to support the development of reasoning and recall skills for their children should consider attending a Thinking101 Summer Event.