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Math.Practice.MP4
 Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 Practice: Mathematical Practice Standards

MP4: Model with mathematics.
Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, twoway tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Math.1.OA.C.5
 Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 1: Grade 1
 OA: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
 C: Add and subtract within 20

5:
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
Math.1.OA.C.6
Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 1: Grade 1
 OA: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
 C: Add and subtract within 20

6:
**Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13  4 = 13  3  1 = 10  1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12  8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 1 = 13).**
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Discussion and Supporting Materials
Thought starters
 How does Ms. Gelormino create an environment where students are comfortable sharing their thinking?
 How does Ms. Gelormino use questioning to encourage the use of academic language?
 What strategies does Ms. Gelormino use to support her English Language Learners?
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Think College Now School2825 International Boulevard
Oakland CA 94601
Population: 306
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Julia Gelormino
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Lesson Idea
Modeling, Discourse, Discussion
UNCUT CLASSROOMS
12 Comments
Aundrea Gamble Apr 22, 2020 1:38pm
1. How does Ms. Gelormino create an environment where students are comfortable sharing their thinking?
Ms. Gelormino created an environment where students are comfortable by having the students participate with their hands when they knew the answer while also allowing the students to partner up to talk about thier reasoning behind their answer.
2. How does Ms. Gelormino use questioning to encourage the use of academic language?
She uses open ended questions to help the students build on their reasoning. By having the students explain to their partner also helps encourage and keep the students engaged while learning.
3. What strategies does Ms. Gelormino use to support her English Language Learners?
Ms. Gelormino uses the assessments from her lessons, for example, if they are able to read something correctly, she then collects data to help form her lessons better for her English Language Learners. Building up the students confidence while learning is key.
Carol Scott Feb 2, 2020 11:16pm
Ms. Gelormino created a safe community of learners. She did this by allowing students to partner with each other and support each other in the learning process. She used openended questions to foster thinking and poblemsolving. I think this was so great to promote independence and selfreliance at such an early age. She also asked questions which clarified students response and help them to correct error. The idea that they are a community worked well. This atmosphere and questioning technique can be replicated for any age group.
william simata May 23, 2017 12:13am
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