This packet consists of three activities:
1. Agree or Disagree? (Partner/Group Activity – 2 Versions)
For this activity, individual students are asked to solve the given problem, justify their solution, and then switch with their partner to see whether or not they agree with their work and or if they have another method of solution.
2. Post-it! (Group Activity – 3 versions)
A problem is provided to each group and then each member of the group is given about 3 minutes or so to independently solve the problem, showing their work on a post-it note. As soon as all of the students have solved the problem, they place their post-it note on the activity sheet and then take turns comparing and sharing their solutions. The group then works to decide upon a perfect solution, which one group member will then write on the sheet.
3. Create a Problem (3 Versions)
When a student fully grasps a lesson, they should be able to anticipate the kinds of problem associated with the skills involved. By creating problems, students are also asked to consider the solution process, thus refining their own problem solving skills.