Crossing the river problem
Date | November. 30, 2005 |
Class | |
Teacher | Brian Disch reporting |
Notes | Crossing the river problem Students worked on the “Crossing the River” worksheets. They began the worksheet toward the middle of class in groups of three or four. Then they had to finish the worksheet at home individually. There was good discussion in the groups. The students were able to recognize a pattern. Most of the students drew a picture so they could understand and actually see each adult and child crossing the river. This allowed them to keep track of how many adults and children actually crossed the river. Only a few students could figure out a symbolic pattern, while the rest of the class used drawings and repetition to find a numerical answer. If we presented this worksheet in a class again. We decided we would let the students begin working on the worksheet individually instead of in groups at the beginning. Then they could get together in groups and discuss their ideas and hopefully be able to solve the problem as a group. |
Date | Sept. 30, 2005 |
Class | Algebra 2 |
Teacher | Anna Thompson |
Notes | Crossing the river problem |