Hello friends! The weekend is almost upon us!
Today, I wanted to share with you an answer chart that I saw in a middle school classroom that I was in a few weeks ago for professional development. This chart was fantastic for scaffolding the students through justifying their work in math. Take a look!
I loved this chart because it broke down justification into looks like/sounds like. This shows the students in an explicit manner how justification should look on their paper and should sound when they discuss it with a partner or whole group. Students have to be explicitly taught how to justify their work in any subject. I found this to be an excellent approach to teaching them how to justify that will carry over into any subject. It includes social norms, a little procedural norms, and some excellent scaffolds for making sense of their work...all three things that all students need!
How do you teach your students how to justify their work?
Have a great weekend!