Ms. Weaver shared that the activity helped the students use metacognition to go deeper in their thinking. The physical movement on the screen while explaining the activity also engaged the students' kinesthetic and spatial learning styles.
The activity provided formative assessment giving Ms. Weaver insight on how well the students understand the concepts behind the problem solving as well as the skills need to do similar math problems in the future. Ms. Weaver also noted that the physical and verbal nature of recording the problem solving steps and the opportunity to see and listen to one's thinking should provide a valuable study tool throughout the year.
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