Friday, July 12, 2013

Building Mathematical Comprehension Chapter 6

Making Inferences and Predictions

Yet another learning filled chapter. With all this knowledge I am absolutely eager to start teaching math.

I am so thankful that I have been able to see inferring and predicting in a new way. I can see the depth of knowledge I have gained and how my students will benefit.  My hope is that gone are the days that we felt the need to rush through standards in order to expose our students to everything we were suppose to cover. As Sammons mentions these strategies require time for students to understand and begin using on their own. If I expect my students to give me reasonable and justifiable inferences, I need to be ready for it to take awhile. 

Sammons mentions one-to one conferenences often and I so guilty of not doing this during math. I went into last school year hoping to make this happen and I failed. But I have to say after reading this book I have a clearer picture of what I need to do to reinforce learning one to one or in a small group. Thank you Laney Sammons!

This chapter was filled with such valuable ways to practice inferring and predicting, I had to put it into a tangible way for me to use. I have seen some great freebies created for this chapter that I know I am totally going to use. Just click on the pic to download and please let me know what you think.


  1. I appreciate the freebie, especially the bulleted list: concise and student friendly. Thank you.


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