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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
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
Today was all about a trip down memory lane. The Number of the Day task was to tap students’ prior knowledge about place value concepts and basic operations, all in preparation for our upcoming unit on decimals. (Yes, I know … Continue reading
I love this problem! I love watching my 5th grade advanced students engage in the struggle necessary to reach a solution. I love watching the wheels in their heads turn and those moments of realization when something has been figured … Continue reading
What’s the story behind the expression? That was the question posed to my 5th grade advanced math class. After all, expressions are not just a collection of numbers and symbols, rather representative of something else; a scenario, a situation, or … Continue reading
Yup, my 5th grade advanced students had the chance to partake in another engaging activity presented by Jane Felling at NCTM Baltimore. In this game, players select a given number of cards from a deck and arrange them to form … Continue reading