Lisa Goldsmith, Math Specialist, visited classrooms in Ocala, Florida where she facilitated activities from the Big Ideas Math program. Here is a comment from one of the teacher’s classes:
“I want to thank you for coming to my class this week. The lesson went well for the group in period 5. One student told me that she understood radius better after the hands on activity.”
In this particular class, Lisa facilitated Activity 6-3 from the sixth grade book. Like all the activities, this gives the students an opportunity to discover the mathematics, discuss the mathematics with their peers and understand the why and how of the mathematics.