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[Teacher-talkmeasurement] Video--Manipulatives and Volume

From: Raugutt, Sabrina L <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:34:39 +0000

I thought the mathematical lesson and the criteria of what the teacher wanted was clear. The students were able to work backwards to find the different dimensions of the figure and determine which had the smallest surface area. I like how he used manipulatives because the students were able to actually visualize what they were trying to find and how they would go about testing it. Also, the use of drawing the 2-D and 3-D nets helped the students to see what were the best options. I also think this lesson was successful because they worked in groups and had discussions with one other. The ability to think aloud with others and brainstorm thinking helps all students to understand different approaches and ideas of how to go about and solve a problem. I also think the teacher coming around and discussing the strategies the kids used was beneficial and the summary at the end helped to wrap up the lesson and discuss what strategies were used and how it helped them to solve the
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