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This way, lower students become experts at simpler problems and build confidence as they explain these problems to new people.
Students get practice explaining that same problem over and over, and each time their confidence grows a little higher.This works very well for me when I use task cards with QR codes. Give each student a task card and they do the problem on their card. Then, Partner 1 praises the correct answer or explains the problem. When both questions have been asked, the students trade cards, find new partners, and begin the process again. Project a task card and have the students work the problem on their whiteboard.This works best for me if I only have them do this for about 10-15 minutes (depending on the length of the problem). Whiteboarding - Each student gets a whiteboard and a dry erase marker. When they have finished the problem they hold up their board so that you can see their answer.Students might only move halfway down the row before the period is over.But the more they practice, the smoother things will go, and your students will blow you away with their discussions!