Math Coachs Corner: Problem Solving...Let Them Struggle! Japanese teachers typically allow students to struggle the most with problems. Teachers in Germany stepped in to help a little quicker than the teachers in Japan. In the United States, however, teachers typically offered assistance at the first sign of struggle or frustration.
We're doing polygons in geometry, and apparently I was supposed to learn this in elementary school. I seriously didn't learn anything in elementary school...this is new to me lol. But it's okay I'll learn :) Hold on...is this right? My geometry teacher seriously told us 11 sides was an elevenagon. Sigh.
Sometimes when a child struggles in math - we avoid speed games - but this one can be played alone- with a group - or with a parent. Its great practice and a great morale booster for the taunting math speed games!
Guided math: 1. Answer key for hw on Elmo, go over, 2. GM (small group covering material from day before based on exit ticket other kids working on yesterdays lesson after finish do math menu, 3. Whole group math lesson, 4. Exit ticket