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Thursday, May 18, 2017

3-Act Math Lessons

I follow lots of math teachers on Twitter and on blogs and learn about many new ways to teach math from them. (I also follow teachers of other content areas, too.) One of the ideas I was interested in was something called 3-Act Math Lessons. I had seen many examples of teachers using this format for a math lesson in middle and high school and knew that it would be great in elementary school, too. I just never took the time to write/film one for our crew. Then one day I ran across a site that had 3-Act Math Lessons that were written for elementary school (K-6). Someone had written some and shared them. You can see that there are problems for a wide variety of grade levels on the site - the grade level is the first number in the label for the standard that the problem is working on. We have tried a couple of these this year. One of them was the Pringle Ringle problem that we did a week or so ago. The crew loved it.


Pringle Ringle


These are the types of problems that you can do with your child over the summer. These types of situations pop up all the time in our daily lives. We just need to take advantage of them and use them to talk about math with our kids.

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