Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
MENU
Teaching Math Home   Sitemap
Session Home Page
 
Problem SolvingSession 03 Overviewtab atab btab cTab dtab eReference
Part D

Applying Problem Solving
  Introduction | Sharing Cookies | Problem Reflection | Classroom Practice | Problem Solving in Action | Classroom Checklist | Your Journal

 
 

Reflect on the following questions about the problem-solving aspect of the Sharing Cookies activity:

  • How is this lesson different from typical introductory fraction lessons?
  • How is the mental process for solving this problem different from the hands-on processes students used in this activity?
  • How is the standard paper-and-pencil method of dividing related to modeling the problem with paper cookies? How is it different?
  • What is the value of having students explore the new concept through problem solving?
  • Circles are often difficult for children to subdivide into equal parts, other than halves or quarters. How might it be easier to use a rectangle to represent one unit and to then make equal fractional parts?
  • Are there any additional strategies that can be used to solve this problem?

Next  Watch a class tackle this problem

    Teaching Math Home | Grades 3-5 | Problem Solving | Site Map | © |  
   
Home | Video Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map |
  • Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook


© Annenberg Foundation 2013. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy.