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Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up

Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up
Register Now and join a community of a million educators. Take 30 seconds to register (it's free!) and: Access our downloadable Back To School Starter PacksComment on videosGet help - and help others - in our Q&A section Register Now Already registered? Learn about Teaching Channel Plus for Schools & Districts Sign In or Sign Up My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes Grades 6-8 / Math / Warm-Up CCSS: Math.MP.6 Common Core State Standards Embed Video Great Lesson Ideas: My Favorite No with Leah Alcala [01:00:10;24] Leah: Hi. Error loading player: No playable sources found <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Related Videos Approaches to Poetry: Pre-Reading Strategies Grades 6-12 / ELA / Tone & Theme ELA.RL.8.410424 > Lesson Objective Use mistakes to quickly clarify concepts Length 6 minutes Questions to Consider How does this strategy allow for immediate re-teaching? Teacher & School Info Leah Alcala Math / Teacher Follow School Details Martin Luther King Middle SchoolBerkeley, CA Feedback

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