I knew my students were excited to get started on our latest open ended problem solving task...they have been asking about it for a few weeks!
I kept putting them off and putting them off--because I wanted them to have the holiday edition to work on THIS week! After our minilesson and practice time, we move into our workshop time--and this task was one of the choices I opened up today. Of the 16 students who had the time to work, 12 of them grabbed this to do first! You could have heard a pin drop as they dug in. . . some alone, and some in pairs. Before I let them get started, we reviewed expectations and the task itself. Our goal? Not just to solve it--but to find the MOST cookies that could be made AND to keep our work organized and precise.
|This guy went solo...it will be interesting to see if his final results are as good as those teams who collaborated and shared brainpower!|
|This team was so careful about checking their math data page...and worked SO well together--and neither are top students...just hard workers!|
|After 15 minutes, this team hadn't written much down but you should have HEARD the math talk! They are ready to roll now!|
They got a good start today . . . and will keep working tomorrow! Want to pick it up for your class? It's on sale all week!