Post-recess and lunch excitement is in the air as we walk back to our classroom; where our next subject to begin is math. As we all know, routines are crucial in the classroom so we begin our student-led, mindful breathing to focus our bodies and minds for learning.
There are so many questions that float through my head when I see something new that piques my interest. Let’s look at one of those resources, Open Middle. Open Middle sprang from the mind of Robert Kaplinski after attending to Dan Meyer’s talk Video Games and Making Math More Like Things Students Like.
Once we have guided our students to connect the geometric representation with the algebraic representation of the relationship, we can further deepen their conceptual understanding, broaden their concept image, and promote reasoning and sense making through a series of tasks such as these.
Submitted by Sara Van Der Werf
I could not have predicted my favorite day in my 7th grade classroom last school year. The task I selected for the day was chosen as a quick 10 minute warm-up problem.