My math lessons focus on student engagement and participation. I focus on developing conceptual understanding using manipulatives, specific language and activities. My lesson plans also include differientiated tasks that cater to the varying levels in the classroom.
1) To solve in-context problems involving multiplication of decimals concretely, pictorially and symbolically
2) To determine patterns of multiplying numbers with and without decimals in order to create efficient strategies for multiplying decimals
The more we can put mathematical concepts into context, the more likely students will develop meaning and understanding. The purpose of arithmetic is really to use as a tool to solve problems and many arithmetic concepts can be taught through problem solving.
WNCP: Grade 6