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Unit 4: Modeling and Using Tools (MP4 and MP5)

Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Note the resources and strategies that make the Tiling Pool Problem accessible to all learners, especially English learners and students receiving special education services. The supports below provide options for motor skills, visual, auditory, and language flexibility:

  • The illustrations of the pools and pictures of the backyard help students visualize the problem.
  • The grid paper allows students to draw pictures of the pools, whereas tiles permit students to construct the pools to aid in understanding.

When students work in groups to problem solve they are provided with an opportunity to engage in discourse about mathematics.