Use this activity to support students in working together, recognizing one another’s contributions, and leveraging their mathematical strengths to solve challenging problems.
Dorothy Y. White
Anna F. DeJarnette, Jennifer N. Dao, and Gloriana González
Elicit productive discourse from students as they work through a bicycle rate problem.
Kasi C. Allen
In this favorite lesson, students must engage in cooperative problem solving and think outside the algebra box as they work to make sense of the Purple Milk problem.
Patricia O'Donnell and Amanda Frick
Do you remember clever, energetic Speedy Gonzales, “the fastest mouse in all Mexico,” one of the animated characters in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon series? This month our “math by the month” activities, reminiscent of the spirited Speedy, will have your students calling ¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! (colloquial Spanish for “Come on! Hurry up!”) as they ask for more problem-solving scenarios based on this month's racing theme.