Dina's Story (Elem Math)

Dina O'Brien, a K-2 Math Specialist uses our Live Results page to identify her students' strategies and written feedback tool to ask thought-provoking questions and give specific praise:

"I taught a lesson to a 4th grader on using visual representation and words to better understand multiplication...as the student worked through a problem I commented on his strategy he was using to get his visualization into a picture on the screen. When he used a word like "group" I immediately praised him for using a vocabulary word. I prompted him when writing an equation to think about number of groups x number in each group. He enjoyed getting the instant feedback and said when he saw my comment 'your array is right on target' he knew to keep going."