Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.
Michelle T. Chamberlin and Robert A. Powers
Eric Cordero-Siy and Hala Ghousseini
Three deliberate teaching practices can help students strengthen multiple connections to a unifying concept.
S. Asli Özgün-Koca and Matt Enlow
In this month’s Growing Problem Solvers, we aimed to help students explore patterns where they pay attention to the mathematical structures behind those patterns.
This poem starts with the question in the trunk of the tree, where we imagine that we are deciding to do or not to do something. Each level represents steps in making the decision, with the top indicating a resolution in the future. Phrases wander and change direction, leading to different results. How many paths to a resolution do you see?