WEEKS 1 & 2 – Trimester II

“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.” ~ Karl Friedrich Gauss

Learning takes the time it takes. If a child needs more time to figure out a new problem, this might be a reflection of patience, not lower intelligence.

LESSONS — Patterns of Thinking

3. Gauss’s Pattern… Finding Sums Easily

4. Shrinking Squares

What happens if we break a square into fourths over and over?

Adapted to grade level from Jo Boaler’s activity “Diminishing Returns” on YouCubed.

5. Infinite Brownies

Adapted from Jo Boaler’s activity “Picture Story“. on YouCubed. Another infinite fraction series using a fun visual approach.

Quiz #1, Trimester 2 – What about Assessment?

Link to blog about the philosophy behind our assessments.

Quiz “Keys” contains advice about the Challenge Level 3 .

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