I have an end of year challenge for you.
Disclaimer: there are many ways we can make this challenge higher leverage, involving academic discourse, naming strategies, connections to real-world contexts. I’m keeping it simple, folks. Just see what happens. And then comment and share!!
- In one of your upcoming math lessons, only use ONE PROBLEM. One. Uno. Unus. Jeden. Yksi. Moja. 1.
- YOU are not allowed to write on the board. (Ok, you can write the problem on the board if you have to.)
That’s it! Try it!
Here’s an example of a 3rd grade class who conquered this challenge:
“Best lesson ever! They were so into it. I didn’t have to do anything which was nice, too. I only let one student do each step. Most students contributed. I challenged them by having them show two different strategies and added on an extra question at the end. Thanks!” ~3rd Grade Teacher