Teaching Students Sense-Making in Math Problems


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Which of the following BEST describes what number sense is?

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1. Which of the following is one of the first skills to teach young children in establishing mathematical logic skills and number sense?

2. You ask a student how long the school bus is. The student responds that she doesn't know. Which of the following responses would you say to best help her develop strong estimation skills?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will reveal how much you know about finding logic in math and how it can improve a student's math performance in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are designed to test your knowledge of the following:

  • One of the first skills to teach young children
  • Developing strong estimation skills
  • How a student can learn from his inaccurate answer

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the first skills to teach young children in mathematical reasoning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding how to develop strong estimation skills for solving math equations
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a student can learn from his inaccurate answer to a math problem and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can review the lesson entitled Teaching Students to Look for Logic in Math Problems to learn more about helping students find logical approaches to math. This lesson discusses:

  • A logical approach to solving math problems
  • The role of number sense in navigating number values
  • Math exercises for young children
  • How puzzles can help develop number sense & logical reasoning