The Pi Project

‘Mystery’ Warm-Ups, plus: Starting our Unit on Patterns

REVIEWING MADE FUN! We found on our second quiz that many students were still struggling with word problems.  (Correct student quiz answers here.)  So we adapted some of  Steve Wyborney’s “Esti-mysteries”  to continue reviewing word problems, and students seem to enjoy these ‘mysteries’ and look forward to them. Try these engaging warm-ups: Important:  Take TIME …

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Why Withhold the Fraction Algorithm?

According to this article by Jo Boaler — professor of mathematics education at Stanford and co-founder of http://www.youcubed.org  — math memorizers scored poorly on the international PISA test, and the U.S. has more memorizers than most other countries in the world. The highest achieving students internationally were those who thought of math as a set …

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