Series Math Routines with Kristin Gray: Second Grade: Notice & Wonder: Second Grade

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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, two-way 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.

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Notice & Wonder: Second Grade

Grade 2 / Math / Tch DIY
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A "Notice and Wonder" routine encourages students to make meaning of a context or image in a way that makes sense to them.

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  • Private message to Sandra Dominguez

I love this "notice and wander" activity. It keeps the students engaged and allows them to interact, while using critical thinking. 

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  • Private message to Diane Young

I love the way you are putting the work on the students! They are coming up with what they notice and wonder. That requires them to think and be involved in the lesson. I enjoyed your video!

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  • Private message to Ernesto Hernandez
I was impressed by how well Ms. Gray led second graders to connect math to a real world situation. Math can be an abstract subject for many kids so it was nice to see them contribute so many sensible ideas. The students also knew how to effectively disagree and present counter-arguments. I noticed that Ms. Gray took all student ideas before she talked about it being a math problem. I sometimes have students create their own number stories to match an equation, however, these students’ probed much deeper into the activity. I have never tried a “Notice and Wonder” routine but it seems like it could be easily implemented into any curriculum area.
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  • Private message to Geetha Gopi
Great idea, well executed....can be used for language classes as well!
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  • Private message to Tracy Carpenter
I'd love to see one of these in first grade AND starting with a picture or photo instead of a statement. I just kind of want to see how that might work. Also, I would love to just have a list of statements for this activity. When just beginning coming up with ones that make sense for this activity can seem a bit daunting... that's right where I am! I loved this lesson!
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  • Private message to cassidy harry

Hi Tracy, 

Did you ever do this in first grade? Could you provide any suggestions and/or feedback of how it went? 

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Lewes DE 19958
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