Studies show that math learners benefit substantially from being able to EXPLAIN their thinking. As beginning learners and writers, second graders can have a bit of a hard time with the increased need to explain their thinking in math programs! Use this resource to help your young learners learn how to write written responses.
This resource includes 8 extended response pages geared around working with coins and dollars. Of these 8 extended responses:
*** These can be TOUGH!!! *** Consider pairing students up to strategize together. Then, call up different groups to share their ways of thinking and solving. You can also consider using this as an enrichment resource, or as a small group resource.
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Each page includes:
-Space to draw a model / strategy
-Space to explain thinking using words
-Sentence stems that match the given problem to guide your learners
Can be used as guided practice, homework, assessment, review, or pretest!
Correlates and pairs well with 2nd Grade Topic 8 of enVision 2.0 (performance assessments!)
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