Building Mathematical Comprehension Chapter 6: Making Inferences and Predictions

Published at Nov 19, 2015
Teaching inferring and predicting in the content areas.

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  • Building Mathematical Comprehension Chapter 6: Making Inferences and Predictions

Important Ideas

  • "If students struggle to make credible inferences...their comprehension suffers" (Sammons, 2011).
  • "Inferring is the bedrock of comprehension" (Harvey and Goudvis, 2007).

Inferences

  • require learners to blend new information with existing knowledge
  • then, recognize a pattern/relationship that leads to the construction of new meaning.

Predictions

  • involve linking given information with schema
  • accuracy can be checked
  • describe something in the future that will occur

Teaching Students to Infer and Predict

  • Individual Conferences
  • Word Splash (given related words, students generate topic)
  • Modeling and Think-Alouds

Math Stretches

  • What's The Question?
  • Facts or Inferences?

Math Stretches

  • So, how do you teach inferring? (comment below)
  • Facts or Inferences?
  • What's The Question?