Scaffolding Student Knowledge in Mathematics


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What is the best definition of scaffolding in mathematics?

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1. Which step of scaffolding requires the most help from the teacher?

2. Let's say over half of your students are struggling with equivalent fractions after you have guided them through a few problems. They still seem 'stuck', but your class time is almost over. How would you scaffold your students?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the steps involved in scaffolding? How can you apply this method in math instruction? You will need to be familiar with this type of information in order to successfully complete this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do best on this quiz if you are able to do the following:

  • Define scaffolding in mathematics
  • Identify the step in scaffolding that requires the most help from the teacher
  • Explain how to scaffold students when half of the class is stuck on equivalent fractions and there's little class time left
  • Detail how to scaffold students working in a small group to determine if two fractions are equivalent
  • List the steps involved in scaffolding students in mathematics in order

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define scaffolding in mathematics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps used in scaffolding students in mathematics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to apply scaffolding techniques in given situations

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled Scaffolding Student Knowledge in Mathematics to get more information. By using this lesson, you can learn:

  • How to activate prior knowledge
  • Which methods can be used to keep students engaged
  • What step would involve the use of student collaboration