What do you do when you’re. Stuck?. By: Grace Teter, Kelsi Robinson, and Kimberly Coffer . Read it again! . The first thing to do is read the problem again. This can help by catching something you could’ve missed the first time. . Look at the lesson!.
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By: Grace Teter, Kelsi Robinson, and Kimberly Coffer
The first thing todo is read the problem again. This can help by catching something you could’ve missed the first time.
Looking back at any notes that you took during opening can help you focus on the objective and your prior knowledge. You may find hints that point you in a direction.
Our objective for the day usually builds from what we learned yesterday. See how yesterday’s work might relate to the problem. I bet that you will see a connection!
Go onto netschool and review the Powerpoints from earlier in the week. You may start to remember something that you can use to get you unstuck.
This could help you get a better understanding of the question and possibly help you catch something you missed the first time.
Instead of focusing on what you don’t “get”, think about what you DO know that you may be able to use. You may pick up a more efficient strategy in closing later, but for now, use what you’ve got!
This can really help you by working out the problem visually.
You could use manipulatives(cubes, counters, etc.) to help better understand visually.
Once you have done all the other options and you are still stuck, ask the teacher for direction…but by that time, I’m sure that solo time will have run out and you can work with your group now to come up with some strategies together instead.