GPS: Barrier Games

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  • 1 Kent State University in Kent, OH
  • | 2 Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

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.

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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