Compare and Contrast

How are ___ and ___ alike? How are they different?

General purpose of an opened ended prompt is for students to see/find connections (see image below)

Compare and Contrast 2

What can students distinguish?  What are the mix-ups? What is the depth of knowledge?

Everyone has access (lo floor/hi ceiling). Has the opportunity to recognize, identify, discuss important characteristics and to make math connections

Compare and Contrast

Compare and Contrast 3

Remember, it is important to respond to Student Thinking. Some useful ways are:

  • Peer review, Gallery Walk, Swap Meet
  • Whole class discussion
  • Individual teacher comments
  • Share and discuss examples

ALLOW TIME TO REFLECT, REVISE AND REVISIT

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