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Reflection Topics & Videos Grade 4

Tasks

Appropriateness
Task 1
How mathematically appropriate are the tasks for developing an understanding of the mathematics being taught?

Discourse

Questioning 

Orchestrating

Discourse 1
How effectively does the teacher use questioning to help students develop mathematical understanding?

Discourse 2
What techniques and strategies are used to orchestrate and promote student discourse and how effective are these strategies implemented?

Student Learning

Assessing
Student Learning 1
What strategies were used to assess student understanding?

Teaching Decisions

Evidence 

Responding

Teaching Decision 1
How effectively does the teacher determine when to clarify, explain, question or let a student struggle?

Teaching Decision 2
How effectively does the teacher determine when to clarify, explain, question or let a student struggle?

The Mathematics

Ideas 

Connections

The Mathematics 1
What are the mathematical ideas in this lesson and how significant are they?

The Mathematics 2
How are contexts, representations, connections and applications used to enhance the mathematics being taught?

Summary Tasks 

1. If you were asked to teach this lesson, what changes would you make and why?
2. Propose, describe, and justify alternative tasks that could be used in this lesson and propose followup tasks that extend the mathematics of this lesson.

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