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Capturing Numbers

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"What would be the impact of using pedagogical documentation and questioning, within the inquiry process, on students' conceptual understanding of the big ideas across the curriculum?"
This question forms the basis of teacher planning, goal-setting, and reflection for the Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry working group that I have the pleasure of being a part of this year.  The Capacity Building Series article "Pedagogical Documentation" offers valuable insight into how making student thinking visible can transform teaching and learning. Pedagogical documentation also allows for shared reflection on the learning process. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_Pedagogical.pdf
This past week I captured a few learning moments within my classroom, using the app Notability. Our math explorations have centered around numbers. What is the easiest way to count large collections?  How can we represent numbers? How do these representations help us …