Watch even the most reserved math student “come alive” as she/he discovers one of the “21 answers” that have stumped the other students. See students literally jump out of their seats (at least several of mine do) after creating eight or ten expressions or number sentences and finally coming up with the one they were searching for.
“21 Answers” challenges students to use three single digit numbers and all the math they have ever learned to create “21 Answers” from 0 – 20.
Never mind that this is just good higher level thinking, common core math standards are included for those pesky principals who demand them with your lesson plans.
Differentiated Instruction ideas are included for students from emerging math students in first grade through gifted 5th & 6th graders.
This challenge activity is a great tool for:
Teaching specific math skills.
*** The day your principal wants to observe you presenting a Challenging Differentiated math lesson to a mixed ability classroom.
Teach – Model – Then sit back and watch students have fun learning and sharing what they know with each other.
by Mark Bohland, M.Ed., M.Photog.
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