AVADIN – Day 12 – Gumball Madness

Today I bring you an excellent video for getting students thinking about math. I like this one, because it seems to Jeopardy the situation, giving you an answer, for which you have to determine a question. Check it out:


First found on Dan Meyer‘s 101qs site, it piques the student’s interest, and they start to use math language without even thinking about it.

Lesson Ideas

  1. Math problem of the day
  2. How to create our own question

BONUS MONOGRAPHS:
Exploring the Power of Growing Patterns
Making Math Children Will Love: Building Positive Mathitudes to Improve Student Achievement in Mathematics (I can’t believe that a professional release used the word “Mathitudes”. May I be the first to say “Ugh”)

BONUS VIDEO:
May this version of Japanese multiplication blow your mind, as it did mine.

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