This story problem letter from math class is a perfect choice when using my Close Reading in Math for any Story Problem
organizers. Add a little fun and humor to your math class!
CeeCee Math is a student who struggles with the new math standards, especially the eight practices which require discussion and explanation of our thinking. She is writing to your students from math class, asking for help in solving some real-life story problems posed by her math teacher. CeeCee asks your students to work with their math group and to write a return letter to her math group explaining their solution and their thinking. The problems posed come from actual situations in my classroom. The letters have information that is needed for the solution and some unnecessary information as well. CeeCee introduces us to the members of her math group, and a little humor is added for fun! Of course the letters really come to you, and revealing your identity as CeeCee or yourself is up to you!
The rubric , checklist, and completed letters from CeeCee make great additions to your Interactive Math Notebook! CeeCee Math work can be used as a center activity or as a whole-class math project. Recommended for advanced third graders through sixth graders.
This problem addresses CC Standard 4.MD.C.7 (Recognize angle measure as additive.) CeeCee and her math group are asked to solve a pizza party problem by figuring out how to add up the angles in slices of a circular pizza.
Each monthly CeeCee Math resource includes:
*General letter from CeeCee explaining her frustration with the new standards.
*Checklist of Eight Mathematical Practices
*Rubric for the written response expected in the form of a letter to CeeCee
*”I Can” statements for that month’s problem
*New letter from CeeCee explaining her authentic classroom math problem
*Blank student response pages for collaborative or individual work
*Teacher explanation of the current problem
*Teacher solution page
Most pages can be viewed by the whole class projected on your smart board or screen to save on printing. Checklist and rubric are the same each month, and can be glued into your Math Notebooks. Each group will need one copy of CeeCee’s current letter.
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