By Marilyn Burns
For a few years, Marilyn Burns has produced a e-newsletter for academics. every one e-newsletter comprises classroom-tested actions from academics around the nation. This compilation offers the newsletters' most sensible problem-solving classes for grades 1-6. the teachings span the strands of the maths curriculum and are illustrated with kid's paintings.
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He held up a sheet with six squares on it. “You’ll work in pairs,” David said. “Find different ways to divide each square in half, and then shade half of each square. ” After about 15 minutes, David called the class to attention. “Each pair will show the class 53 50 PROBLEM-SOLVING LESSONS David followed this lesson with an exploration of the ways to divide rectangles into 2 through 10 equal shares. ) one square that you divided,” he said. ” As each pair came to the front of the room, David drew a square on the board on which the two students showed their method.
One got its back feet wet. How many dry feet were there? Bonnie talked about what the students should be writing. “What you put on the paper should help explain your thinking. It can be a drawing, numbers, or anything you think will help. You may also use blocks or counters if you’d like. ” Before beginning a class discussion about the children’s work, Bonnie gave the students a Children benefit from problem-solving experiences that help develop their number sense. Christie Brinkley developed this problem for her first graders in Urbana, Illinois.
They illustrated their fifth method and wrote: Are last idea looks like a pie. but one piece is cut in 3 pieces. This group’s plan made sense, but the students’ explanation revealed their confusion with naming fractional parts. These third graders presented five different ideas for cutting the apple. Their scratch paper showed their work. At all three grade levels, the activity provided a way for students to talk and think about fractions and the names of fractional parts in a problem-solving context.
50 problem-solving lessons: The best from 10 years of math solutions newsletters by Marilyn Burns