Have fun leading young students to play their way to becoming problem solvers.
Here are 4 problem solving lessons in Number to lead students into making sense of authentic problems and persevere in solving quantifying problems for real purposes.
They guide teachers in developing problem solving strategies through integrated, real situations and activities. The highly structured, informal lessons draw out and develop mathematical understandings. They outline teacher preparation before the lesson, natural conversations and questions to engage students in during the lesson, and how to use reflection and recount times after the lesson to begin to embed deep, systematic problem solving processes.
The rich, suggested questions guide teachers to develop Mathematical Practices naturally in the students’ concrete activities, 3D & 2D representations and abstract reasoning. (Refer to a preview.)