Sunday, October 25, 2015

Snapshot: 6 Math Challenges

Math Challenge 1: Rrribbitt!
An integral part of the sixth grade curriculum our the math challenges. 

The goals of the math challenges are:

  • Build problem solving strategies and tools
  • Practice communicating mathematical ideas in written & oral formats
  • Give and receive critical feedback
  • Practice working collaboratively

The math challenges are chosen because they have multiple entry points: it can be solved with numbers, solved using a drawing, or using algebra. By design, this allows us to explore problems from multiple points of views and to check our thinking and work. The class has just begun to practice how they document their thinking and how they present their work to the group.  Look forward to many more examples of our math challenge work in the coming months.