“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.
Link: What Are Puzzle Points?
LESSONS — Patterns of Thinking
- Thinking Time : Lego Puzzles
Although well-suited for distance learning or homework, this activity could easily be used in the classroom, for example at stations — using computers, ipads, Legos, or paper cut-outs of Legos.
2. Reviewing Triangular Numbers
Optional Activity: PRIME CLIMB
3. Gauss’s Pattern… Finding Sums Easily
4. Shrinking Squares
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?