Want an engaging way to heighten students’ awareness of conservation? Pose the Back to School Supply Challenge Modeling task
This was a Modeling task done in k-6 classrooms. The modeling pathways teachers took connected to their curricular goals. Grades k-1 counting and bundling, Grades 2-3 addition and subtraction for inventory. Grades 4-6 collecting data on usage and predicting and prescribing allowance for school supplies.
|a) What’s the “Math Happening”?
(What do you wonder about? What do you notice?)
Each year we collect new school supplies for the school year.
|b) What do we already know?
(What do we already know that can help us?)
We have a school supply list SUPPLYLIST18-19
We assume that these supplies are needed as we learn throughout the year.
|c) What do we need to know?
(If I knew_______then, I can figure out_________. (Make assumptions.)
If I knew how many pencils we use each month, then I can figure out how many pencils we need for the
|d) Do the math! Solve!
Build a Math Model or General Rule(What math can I use to solve the problem?)Solve
|e) Does the solution make sense?
(Think back to the problem statement. Does the solution work?)
Does this solution account for broken and lost pencils?
|f) How can you Revise, Refine and Report your solution? (What might you change?)
Tools for math modeling
- Lesson plans –https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-05Wlpu91Z64YYKY_3NQZdSkNyqGcLpE/view?usp=sharing
- Modeling poster http://completemath.onmason.com/math-modeling/
- Modeling cards-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ezxFCBpkzyu5JeTpvi9P6WgegRJHewz_/view?usp=sharing
- Sentence frames
- Notice and wonder tasks