Series: Focus on the Lesson

A Gallery Walk to Inspire Student Collaboration

Duration: 02:35Having video problems?

If you use Internet Explorer 8 or below, please consider using Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Safari, or a tablet or smartphone for a better viewing experience.

This third grade teacher leads a gallery walk with her students with the purpose of having children explain their thinking with peers. She discusses the importance of such a strategy and the opportunities that a gallery walk can have with children who are wrestling with math concepts.

The lesson explores geometry, measurement, and children’s abilities to grapple with different geometrical shapes filling an area.

To view the set-up for this kind of classroom activity, this video features a Gallery Walk from another classroom.

Star icon for Common Core Alignment

Common Core Alignment

Geometry More

Star icon for Common Core Alignment

Common Core Alignment

Measurement and Data More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: Erikson Institute • Copyright: Erikson Institute • Content ID: ED487-022516

More in the Focus on the Lesson series

EMTR072-2 math game, education

Walk with Rosie

In this video, students explore spatial relationships by describing and traversing an obstacle course, then making a map of it.

teaching-capacity-in-kindergarten

Which Holds More?

This video from our Focus on the Lesson series demonstrates an activity for teaching capacity in kindergarten and preschool. Students look at two containers and try to determine which one would hold more liquid.

EMTR076-3 children games preschool

Just Right for Me

In this video, students compare the size of their hands to objects around the classroom to find ones that are "just right."

Leave a Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required.