- Today’s kitchen math discussion: “What do you notice?”
- Next Inquiry: “What don’t we know?”
- Investigation: *materials paper or their family learning journal, pencil
- Inquire: “How would you….?” “What if you…?” “What if there was…?” *Let them have 5-6 minutes to draw their thoughts (without talking). When they are finished, have them share how they came to their conclusions.
- Kitchen Lab: Discuss: “What type of… should we make to discover if our reasoning is accurate? *invite them to investigate their solutions: “Let’s investigate!”
*Permission was given for use of photo during 2020 Make Math Moments Summit from Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce
Why are these individual journals so important? Your family learning discussions are each person’s valued thoughts. These learning journals should be considered a “learning scrapbook.” Something worth keeping safe… something worth passing on when your learners become parents. Each family learning moment is a treasured moment and the family learning journal is a treasure chest of moments spent together.
Family Learning Journals: Investing in a family learning journal for each person is an important investment (to set up the first page of the journal use the following format).