As students walk through stations working in small groups, the social and physical nature of the learning supports deeper understanding. By seeing, sharing, and responding to math problems or concepts with their peers, students are actively engaged in Math Communication that can develop their Mathematical Flexibility and support moving new learning into Long-term Memory.
Starting at 5:12, watch how a fourth grade classroom participates in a gallery walk. The teacher prompts the whole class with questions for students to think about. As students walk around to view others' work, they strengthen their Mathematical Flexibility by understanding different ways to approach the same problem.
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