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Making Math "Cents"

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St John students Avery Hoffman and Braden Cardenas took part in the class's hands on learning during their three part math lesson.

May 3, 2011 - Grade 2 students at St. John Catholic School recently made their math thinking visible during a Three Part Math Lesson. The lesson structure actively engaged students in their learning and allowed for the development of mathematics in their classroom community.
To get started students activated their prior knowledge by arranging various coins from least to greatest. Groups of students were then challenged to solve the following problem: Mrs. Roque has five coins in her pocket. Mrs. Smith has six coins in her pocket. Mrs. Roque has more money than Mrs. Smith but neither has more than 100 cents. How much money could each teacher have? Students were encouraged to use a variety of strategies to justify their solutions and communicate their thinking so that others would understand their answers. St. John Principal, Tricia Dowdall-Cerilli recognizes the importance of hands-on learning and sees value in having the students work with a variety of learning tools. "In order for students to really make that connection, we know that it is so important to have many learning options available for our students - as not every student learns in the same way," Dowdall-Cerilli stated. "By providing these options, we are supporting the success of our learners."

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