Thinking, Drawing, Solving.
Explaining and Sharing.
It is fascinating to see how the kids think and how different problem solving ability is when compared to math work on worksheets. Problem solving is an essential practice described in The Common Core. Showing perseverance, flexibility and thoughtfulness is a key to understanding math.
Here are some of the problems we tried this week:
1. I went to the pumpkin patch and got a big pumpkin and a small pumpkin. How many pumpkins did I get?
2. There are 2 rows of pumpkins in my pumpkin patch. Each row has 4 pumpkins.
How many pumpkins are growing in my garden?
3. Mia, Taylor and Morgan went to pick pumpkins. Each girl picked 2 pumpkins. How many pumpkins did they pick?
5. You have a pumpkin patch. You grew lots of pumpkins. How many did you give to your mom? How many did you give to your dad? How many do you have left?