Grade 2 students figuring out a measurement problem

It begin with a class talk about what do good problem solvers do and then the students dove into the measurement problem! The room was full of math thinkers, approaching the problem using a variety of strategies from representing addition with unifix cubes, to building the picture with base 10 blocks, deconstructing numbers to add, sharing thinking, risk-taking, celebrating learning and the best part...happy student faces while problem solving!!!!!

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Students learning to solve addition problems in Grade 2!!!

Grade 2 students were putting on their thinking caps and trying to solve this problem using a number of different strategies and representations of their thinking:

A family went on a safari and they saw the following number of animals

  • 7 Gazelle
  • 3 more Wildebeest than Gazelle
  • 2 more Zebras than Wildebeest

How many animals did they see all together?

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