Teacher paraphrases the strategy student described, perhaps linking it with an efficient strategy.
“It is a misperception that student-centered classrooms don’t include any lecturing.
At times it’s essential the teacher share his or her expertise with the larger group.
This is the opportunity for students to work with partners or independently on the problem, making connections of what they know, and trying to use the strategy that makes sense to them.
Always making sure to represent the problem with a visual representation.