Math is Yummy! A Problem-Solving Class for Mathematical Minds Ages 6-8
In this ongoing class, we will solve food-themed math problems! We will ask and develop our own questions, estimate, and explain ideas and answers, as well as cover content such as fractions, measurement, addition and subtraction.
Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
80 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
This ongoing class will follow the format of a 3-Act Task for mathematical problem-solving and is absolutely packed with great mathematical thinking skills! 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝟏: At the beginning of each class, students will be presented with an intriguing, food-themed scenario. Together, we will work to ask questions and develop our own problems for solving, determine what information we need to solve the problem, and make estimates. 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝟐:Next, some more information about the scenario will be shared,...
Through this class, students will develop a range of mathematical thinking skills including asking questions, creating problems, determining needed information, making good estimates, determining a good estimate versus a bad estimate, adjusting estimates when given new information, using different problem-solving strategies, discussing strategies, defending ideas and critiquing the thinking and ideas of others. In addition, students will work on mathematical content including addition and subtraction, fractions, measurement, and money counting.
I have twenty years of classroom teaching experience at the elementary/primary school level and have been teaching the 3-Act Task problem-solving format for six years in brick-and-mortar schools.
There will not be assigned homework for this class as we will do all the work during the class time itself. However, students may sometimes have a bit of work to finish at the end of the class period.
1 file available upon enrollmentA recording sheet for learners to use is attached and can be printed out before class. However, learners can also just use a whiteboard and markers or paper and pencil for recording estimates and solving problems.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The 3-Act Tasks used for this class were developed by Graham Fletcher and Kristen Acosta and used with their permission: https://gfletchy.com/ https://kristenacosta.com/3-acts/
Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
Elementary Classroom Teacher with 20 years experience
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
80 total reviews
130 completed classes
I love being a teacher and have wanted to be one for as long as I can remember! I now have 20 years of experience teaching elementary school and I hold two Master's degrees; one in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, and one in Library...
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