Contemplate then Calculate (MP7)

Contemplate then Calculate is an instructional routine designed to shift attention away from mindless calculations and toward necessary structural interpretations of mathematics.  This routine fosters structural thinking, math practice 7.


The info-graphic captures the flow of the routine, and resources below will support your implementation of the routine.  We’ve provided a word copy of the planner so that you may download and print it, or type right into it.  The powerpoint slides may be customized for a specific task by inserting images and refining the prompts.  And, finally, we’ll continue to update the tasks section, and hope you’ll comment on your own experiences with them, and upload artifacts from your classroom.

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