This trimester, along with keeping pace with CCSS, we are working hard to become critical thinkers who see math every day in the world around us. To practice higher order thinking skills in math, students watch a short video showing clips of different photographs. Students must think about what they see, develop a problem that could arise in the real world, and use their math skills to solve the problem! After watching the video below, students came up with lots of good real world problems. For instance, "There are 25 students. Only 10 fit on one bus. How many buses will they need in all?" Or, "There are 19 seats on the bus. There are 3 students per seat. How many students in all?" It has been wonderful to see them think critically and examine the videos in their own unique ways!
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