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Teacher Questions

Use for CMP2, Growing, Growing, Growing Problems 4.1 and 4.2

Use for CMP3, Growing, Growing, Growing Problems 4.1 and 4.2

This segment highlights various questions that the teacher uses during class to encourage and guide students' understanding and reasoning.

The video shows the teacher questioning students in different situations, one on one, small group, and large group. The questions have different purposes and consequences.

The focus is on the kinds of questions and for what purposes the teacher asks and then how does the teacher listen to and interpret the responses.

The 12 minute video has a collection of 6 clips from different days during Growing, Growing, Growing, Investigation 4.

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’ 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?
  • What does the teacher do when students have a misperception?
  • What are the various purposes for the questions a teacher asks?

Full Length (12:23) or Video Clips by Chapter (length varies)