Field-Stevenson teachers Mr. Becker & Mr. McElligott team up to get students thinking about cubic units & volume with a differnt approach. Strengthening student knowledge and deepening their understanding of math concepts is essential to reach the goals of the Common Core. It takes time to master math concepts, and both Mr. McElligott and Mr Becker understand that the best way to do this is to get students to articulate their ideas and and analyze the reasoning of others. Students are thinking about the math and and communicating their understanding by sharing ideas, strategies, and procedures. This involved process benefits students in the long run since it gives students a deeper understanding and builds confidence.