Many times throughout the year in mathematics students will be explaining and justifying their thinking, as well as critiquing the reasoning of others (Mathematics Practice Standard #3). This not only happens when students write about their math thinking, but also when they are with a partner and small group.
We explored what "Great Group Work" looks like with a fun math activity.
Throughout the activity student teams were looking for patterns while working together to complete the task.
After the task we reflected on the qualities of great group work.