EP 01 Minislessons and Representation

By Cathy Fosnot

It's time for another season of The Math Pod with Cathy Fosnot. In this series, Cathy and her team explore "Developing Automaticity of the Basic Facts and Computational Fluency using Strings of Related Problems". Join us for a six-week journey through the exploration of Mini-lessons, intentionally-crafted strings, and the fascinating world of Cathy's mathematics landscapes for elementary and middle school students.

In this opening episode of the series, Cathy Fosnot is joined by Melissa Peddie, Christina Chabot and Laurie Clayton to look at the role of Number Strings in the math classroom. Learn how number strings are carefully crafted to both encourage and reveal student thinking along the Landscape of Learning.

We also explore the important role that representation plays in making children’s thinking explicit in the context of the mini-lesson.