Being about to verbalize a thought process is one of the highest forms of understanding a topic. This activity forces children to verbalize their thoughts while working in a cooperative learning structure. This activity aligns great with the Danielson Framework. This is an outline of the Kagan Structure known as "Sage N' Scribe".
Students are paired up with one pencil. On one column, a student is the sage (thinker) and the other is the scribe (writer). The sage tells the student exactly what the write to complete the problem. The scribe can tell the sage if they are making a mistake. When they move to the next column, the roles are reversed.
In this particular instance, students are "quick drawing" two digit numbers. Sage N' Scribe works beautifully as a math warm up activity or ticket out the door.