Planning & Assessment: "Landmark Numbers": Error Analysis: Grade 4 Mathematics

Using "friendly numbers" to illustrate addition and subtraction is really a way of teaching estimation skills and later feeds students' ability to see if their answers to simple arithmetic operations make sense. This video shows two teachers poring over student work to figure out what might have been going on in their heads to make the mistakes they're making. This leads directly to re-teaching ideas. Good pictures of the actual student work accompanies hearing their dialog. Then they plan eactly how they are going to reteach the concept.

Support Materials

Planning & Assessment: "Landmark Numbers" Script
Five Key Questions for Error Analysis
Error Analysis Agenda
What Teams That Share Content Should Spend Time Doing

Video Information

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Skillful Data Use
Skillful Teaching
Curriculum Planning
Item Analysis
Landmark Numbers
Grade level:
Grouping, Estimation