Now it’s time to compare your response, what you said, to the explanations found in the tutorial.
As you read through the explanations for an effective question, continue to read aloud and think aloud.
Take note of any mathematical words and strategies used at this step in the solution path.
Compare and reflect on your mathematical thinking by considering the following..
Does the explanation make sense to me?
How is the explanation similar/different to what I said?
Which explanation do I prefer? Why?
Try explaining your response to the question again. Do you feel more confident this time? Are there any mathematical words you could use in your explanation that you did not use before?
Keep in mind, each effective question and explanation are getting you to focus on one small step of a larger solution path. If you do not feel confident answering an effective question or understanding the explanation, you have identified a solution step that you need extra help with. This is good… this is learning!
Write down the effective question or solution step you’ll ask your math teach for help with. Keep your learning moving forward!