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How do the different paces of 22 first graders affect how I teach them math?

Whitney Grant

Caldwell Elementary Albion

Data Collection teach them math?

- Video recorded me teaching a whole math lesson/ One day
- Recorded a single math lesson focusing on polygons and attributes
- Used differentiation with my lesson
- Whole class
- Group work
- Individual work
- Partner work

- Surveyed ten yes/no questions/One day
- Questions dealt with the students response on their own personal experiences with me teaching them math

- Video recorded me working with
- three individual students/ Three days
- I chose a high, average, and low student in math

- Video recorded me teaching a whole math teach them math?lesson
- Reviewed video recording
- Listed my behavior and student behavior

- 10 yes/no question survey
- Coded (il) logical responses
- Tallied the number of yes/ no logical responses

- Video recorded me teaching three individual students
- Reviewed video recording
- listed my behavior and student behavior

- I asked students who I knew would not necessarily give correct answers
- My wait time was reduced during small group than whole group
- I moved around the room to many individuals during their individual work

I found that I am most comfortable dealing with the pace of the students during their individual work

- I am to fast with oral directions correct answers
- I was not surprised by this!
- 4/6 or 67% of the students with logical responses stated this

- I need to allow more time for the students to ask questions while I am teaching my math lesson
- I was surprised by this!
- 5/6 or 83% of the students with logical responses stated this

- I need to better understand each students confusion
- Communicating is one of the hardest things to do with first graders!
- 4/6 or 67% of the students with logical responses stated this

This is the beginning of changing my expectation that all kids will get it at the same point in time

Notes on my review of the individual student recordings correct answers

- (High) I allowed the student to be independent/think critically
- “ Can you go back…”

- (Average) I guided the student with leading questions
- “ Let’s go back and look at the problem together…”

- (Low) I took more time and gave more information guiding the student to use physical tools
- “ Let’s go back and look at the problem together…”
- “ Ok, how about you put your finger on the hundreds chart…”

When I recognized the difference in a students pace I provided more or less information and more or less direction in using tools

What I learned from my experience! correct answers

Communication is hard!

Each student learns at a different pace

Teaching is about adapting

Self reflecting as a teacher is a way to recognize how to better yourself in being able to understand each individual student better

- C correct answersall and response
- I would call on a student to repeat the directions I had just given
- I would use popsicle sticks to pick students at random
- This would allow for me to understand what the students hear as well as keeping the students engaged

- Timing myself
- At the end of a lesson I am going to pass out an hour glass for the students to pass around
- While the timer is running the students are able to ask questions

- Hour Glass Challenge
- I will use this is a self challenge for students
- When I go to help a student with their work , I will give them an hour glass and let them know they can come up and see me after they have flipped the hour glass three times

- McKellar correct answers, Danica. Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail. New York: Hudson Street, 2007. Print.
- Nathan, Mitchell, and Eric Knuth. "A Study of Whole Classroom Mathematical Discourse and Teacher Change." Cognition and Instruction 21.2 (2003): 175-207. Print.
- Wood, Terry Lee, Barbara Scott. Nelson, and Janet Warfield. Beyond Classical Pedagogy: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2001. Print.

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