Teaching how to problem solve

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This grade 4 teacher is modeling how to work through a problem, good questions to ask and uses student work to demonstrate a math strategy to solve the problem. Yippee!!  

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Growth Mindset

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A grade 4 teacher began the year talking with her students about what it means to have a growth mindset when it comes to learning. The students were then given the opportunity to draw their own growth mindset brains!  

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A student shows multiple ways to subtract!

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Building food webs!

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Based on their OWN CURIOSITIES AND INTEREST, students are researching their own ecosystems and are now starting to build food webs to try and connect their 50+ species to see if their ecosystems are biodiverse. And then 15 minutes later, their food webs grew in complexity and it started to get interesting.  

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Using math to answer their own inquiries!

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Some grade 5 elementary students were given the opportunity to use math being taught in class to answer their own questions. Is J.K Rowling worth her net worth? Is Kyrie Irving underpaid? Does Rafael Nadal deserve a higher salary? CHECK OUT THEIR ANSWERS! Present Final Inquiry Tabitha yassin inquiry RAFA RAFAEL NADAL

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Are airplanes too loud?

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While spending science class comparing a cell to his airplane system, this student asked if it was possible to reduce the noise inside airplanes based on his understanding of the structure of cellulose he learned from a cell. He designed an experiment to test his idea.  

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Using Cellulose and the Cell membrane as inspiration!

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As they learned about a cell, these two students brainstormed innovative ideas to improve a piano and cat food bags!

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What is the real cost of my closet?

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A middle school student is curious and asks, “How long would it take a factory worker in Bangladesh to afford to buy my clothes in my closet?”

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Learning about one system to improve another.

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These two students chose two entirely different systems; a diesel engine and a clothing store.

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Improving the Rubrics Cube.

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While learning about a CELL and then comparing to the system of a rubrics cube, this student was inspired by ribosomes

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