In this lateral thinking activity, students will mentally solve two story problems. The first is about how to remove a coin from a corked bottle without removing the cork and the second is about train travel.
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Practical Problems Involving Decimals
After discussing decimals and "going shopping" in the classroom, young mathematicians are given four practical word problems that require them to estimate their answers, given specific information. The highlight of the lesson is having...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers
What is and what will be the role of newspapers in the future? Keeping this essential question in mind, class members use print, electronic, and/or web editions of newspapers, to investigate topics that include financial literary,...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reasoning About Multiplication and Area
How are area and multiplication related? It turns out that they are one in the same. Use a performance task to assess third grader's ability to reason about area using tiling and multiplication. They must demonstrate their ability to...
3rd Math CCSS: Designed