We've chosen an open-ended problem so that we can see what our students know about Number Sense and Numeration. But we will also be assessing what they know about working in groups and Problem Solving.
We will begin building our :
- "Strategies" chart
- "How to Work in Groups" chart
- "Problem Solving Framework" chart
Here is a link to great problem solving activities for grades 5-8 from the University of Waterloo:
Here is a link to an excellent monograph on using the 3-part lesson in Math:
Make sure to check back in next week, I'll post samples of my students' work, our anchor charts, and let you know what I've learned about my students!