How do Mathematicians think, work and show their understanding? We have been reviewing and learning how to document our problem-solving and thinking using manipulatives, drawings and words.
Providing explanations helps us reflect and justify our reasoning. It helps us see patterns and make connections.
We used our maths Journals to document our thinking and learning. We shared ideas on how we can use this resource to stay organised.
Throughout our discussions, the students were using their mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to solve problems. They were describing patterns, identifying rules and using appropriate mathematical language to discuss their thinking.
We observed the students helping each other share their thinking. We noticed how they used the manipulatives as a tool to discuss strategies. They discussed the level of challenge and how the activities were ‘stretching their brain’.