Predicting the Ones Digit

Reasoning About Exponent Patterns

  For CMP2, Problem 5.1 Predicting the ones Digit

Fro CMP3 Problem 5.1 Looking for Patterns Among Exponents

The video focus is about the importance of reasoning and proof in middle school mathematics. It concludes with the teacher reflecting on how she will use the information that she gathered from her formative assess to plan her next steps.

Real time is about 1.5 hours.

As you view the video, consider the following:

  • What is the evidence of students’ understanding and reasoning? What prior understandings do you see students using or building upon?
  • What is the evidence of students’ understanding and reasoning? What prior understandings do you see students using or building upon?
  • What is the evidence of students’ use of the mathematical practices from the Common Core State Standards? To what extent are students growing in their sophistication of their use of the practices?
  • Were there any “aha moments” in the video?
  • How is the teacher facilitating the development of students’ understanding and reasoning?
  • As a teacher, how would you use the information from this lesson to plan the next lesson?

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