Problem Posing
Sample Prompt:

 What do you wonder about?
 From the list of wonders, how can we use math to make a decision? How can math serve our needs?
 What do you notice? What do you wonder?
 What is interesting or important about this situation?
 Who cares about this situation?
What other information do you need? Are there important quantities?

How big does the room have to be for our class to fit in the room while social distancing?

How can we arrange our desks to observe social distancing?
Making Assumptions and Considering the Variables
Sample Prompt:
Gathering Information

 If I knew______, then I could figure out_______
 Let’s assume__________.
 What assumptions can we make around the problem to simplify the problem posed?

Here is some information to help the with their math happening.
 6 feet radius is the distance recommended.
Solving Doing the Mathematics/Building a model
Sample Prompt:
 What math do you know that can help you solve the problem?
 What are some common misconceptions that could arise at this stage, and how can they be addressed?
Sample Prompt:
 How might we use our solution to other similar problems?
 Can this solution help us with other problems?
Is there a model/formula that I can reuse or share with other types of problems/phenomenon in our real world?
How can I describe the square feet needed for any given number of students?
Analyzing and revising the model
Sample Prompt:
 How might we become even more precise with our model?
 How might our model change if we changed some of our previous assumptions?
Is the typical classroom designed to accomodate a 20 student roster ? What will be the ideal class size? How many more classrooms will we need?
Reporting out Sharing & Connecting Real world Math to school math
Sample Prompt:
 How does all the math we used in this problem relate to what we covering as math topics this year?
 Can you identify all the math and strategies we used to tackle this problem?