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With all the designs complete, today my 5th grade advanced students had the opportunity to discuss their designs and prove that they work. Evident in their designs was that the size of the whole was different from student to student. … Continue reading
My 5th grade advance students began their exploration of fractions shortly before the winter break through a series of tasks cards. Each card had specific information about the design to be drawn and the only limitation was the size of … Continue reading
Playing On Target! with 4th grade students yesterday inspired me to play with my 6th grade students today. However, my 6th graders’ target number was 10. Players rolled a 0-9 die five times, arranged the digits to create two decimal … Continue reading
My 5th grade advanced math students continued to solve The Candy Shoppe problem. While most are progressing beautifully through, the greatest challenge has been expressing the solution clearly and precisely. My 6th grade math students worked on task cards for … Continue reading
Where do you find decimal numbers? What are they used for? On Thursday, we had brainstormed a variety of applications for decimal numbers. Through discussion, my 6th graders concluded that decimal numbers are used to measure length, width, height, depth, … Continue reading
During the summer I took Jo Boaler’s online course How to Learn Math. It was incredible. One of the assignments was to revise a problem or activity to make it more open. The result was The Candy Shoppe Problem. By … Continue reading