Math is Yummy! An Ongoing Problem-Solving Class
In this ongoing class, we will solve math problems based on real-life scenarios. We'll cover key skills like asking questions, estimating, defending ideas and answers, as well as content such as fractions, multiplication and division.
Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
28 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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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 multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, ratio and proportion.
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. If students have questions or need help that we were not able to cover during the class time itself, then a 1:1 meeting can be arranged for extra help if needed.
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.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Most of the 3-Act Tasks used for this class were developed by Graham Fletcher and used with his permission: https://gfletchy.com/
Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
Elementary Classroom Teacher with 20 years experience
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
28 total reviews
52 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 grades 2, 3 and 4, and I hold two Master's degrees; one in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, and one in Library Science....