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Problems of the Month: Digging Dinosaurs

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Overview:
These algebra problems of the month are designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme at your school. Each problem is divided into five levels, Level A through Level E, to allow access and scaffolding for the students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity. Algebra problems cover number functions and algebraic reasoning.
Level:
Lower Primary
Grades:
Grade 1
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Date Added:
11/30/2011
License:
Custom License
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs

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Lianne HIDOE on Sep 02, 12:01pm

This lesson is well developed. Mathematical practices are given and used. The entire lesson is designed for a variety of students, starting with level A in kindergarten or first grade. For first grade it does meet CCSS 1.OA.2 as well as, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.6. The lesson gives students the opportunity to "make sense of a problem and persevere in solving them". Students are given a chance to work in small groups or as a whole group to solve these problems. Students must also explain their reasoning.

A HIDOE on Aug 29, 03:56am

Problems of the Month: Digging Dinosaurs was intended to be a schoolwide problem solving activity. Materials/Activity takes on idea or theme and provides a variety of math problems from grade K-6 based on that theme. For grade 1 students, the problem of the month focuses on CCSS math 1.OA.1 and 1.OA.2.

Strengths:
Challenging problem for grade 1 students. Also provides challenging problems for upper grades. Problem of the Month as a schoolwide activity is an excellent way to promote math and mathematical thinking in your school.
Note: If you are looking for additional Problem of the Month activities, Noyce Foundation provides Problem of the Month activities based on a variety of themes.

Limitations:
Some benchmarks listed on task description do not align with activity. Does not include ideas to differentiate for a variety of learners.

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