I love seeing all the visual helpers that are displayed around campus to give students options when choosing strategies to use to help them solve mathematics problems. As we all know, what works for one student, does not always work the same for another student and when we give them options we are setting them up for success. One student friendly example of visual mathematics strategies was found this week in Jillian Broy's room.
Jillian is teaching first grade and is located in a portable. Her students are great mathematicians and while I was visiting their room, I was able to observe her students choosing a strategy that best helped them to find the difference in a word problem. I am glad to see them using so many different strategies!!