I did this last year. Really great lesson. I’m adding an extension of having kids create a set of 8 windows and price them accordingly, give the price of each one, including 1 of them as incorrect. So, pretty much duplicate the lesson with their own pictures and pricing scheme.
This is one of my all-time favorite lessons.
I got this problem from Five Triangles mathematics. One group may have the solution, but the rest are still struggling. The group that may have the solution is now drawing this problem on GSP.
On this warm gorgeous day, the kids continued to work on Conway’s Rational Tangles. I LOVED this lesson!!! The kids did too, of course. 🙂
I introduced Conway’s Rational Tangles to all 3 classes today. I’m thinking of doing this activity with our Staff later this year.
Problems with a Point is a great website! You can search for problems by TOPIC, HABITS OF MIND (STRATEGIES), MATHEMATICS BACKGROUND, TECHNOLOGY, or DURATION. “Open the Lock” is from the site, and I really enjoyed working on it (albeit there was hair pulling). It’s challenging for my geometry kids, but the lively and thoughtful discussions that come out of the groups make it worth presenting. […]
I’m assigning two more visual patterns for the algebra kids as their PS this week. Same with geometry.
Noah’s Ark is a great puzzle that I always do with my 6th graders. Mr. Noah wants his Ark to sail along on an even keel. The ark is divided down the middle, and on each deck the animals on the left exactly balance those on the right — all but the third deck. Can you […]
My algebra kids are just beginning The_Case_of_the_Missing_Laundry. It’s great fun!
I wrote a little bit about Difference Engine… and Wolves and Sheep here.