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"Let The Games Begin"
Inquiry: Building Math Skills
The Diagnosis:

The enVision Math suggests that after we teach our mini lesson students are to do some practice on their own and then complete a quick check page. This quick check page then determines the level of game they play. Advance Level plays the ** (2 star) games and On Level plays the * (1 Star). Below Level then needs a reteach.

 

My inside teacher voice told me that the prescription for the math lesson games do not pertain to the below level students. This questioned the reasoning for the games. If the games are designed to help students develop an understanding to the new skills being taught, then why wouldn’t they include the below level students? My teacher voice and I decided to go with the suggested way from enVision for the first round before we manipulate any procedures.