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March 13, 2024

Connecting Math to Everyday Life

This first-grade teacher motivates her students to engage in higher-level reasoning skills by making math relevant with real-world examples based on student interests. Watch as she demonstrates a classroom culture based on exploration and explanations going way beyond worksheets. With this math instructional mindset, students realize that math is everywhere and strive to make sense of their world using math that relates to their lives.

Reflection Question:
What are the effects of connecting math to life?

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