Jennifer Smith-Sloane from 4mulaFun
Meg Anderson from Fourth Grade Studio
Jamie Riggs from MissMathDork
and Jennifer Findley from Teaching to Inspire 5th Grade
for this book study on What's Your Math Problem!?!
If you missed my previous posts you can find them here:
Chapter 5 - Visualizing Strategies
This chapter focus on the following four visualizing strategies:
- Make a Model
- Draw a Picture or Diagram
- Act it out
- Make or Use a Graph
I definitely use the first two strategies in class all of the time. If my kiddos are not understanding, I will pull out blocks or other manipulatives to give them a model. I also tell them to draw out problems, especially multiplication and division problems. The two strategies that I don't use very often are acting it out or making or using a graph.
Have you used these two strategies in your class? Any advice on implementing them in mine?