When students see that makes makes sense, they get excited! We want to celebrate those A-Ha moments.
I’m not going the move the decimal over when I want to figure out percents. Instead I’m going to break apart the number and divide each number by the percent. Then I’m going to add the numbers together to get my answer.
I was really happy with this because it felt better solving the problem without a number line and instead found my own way to solve it. It really helped me understand the problem better.
In math class, this student is working on answering the question, “How expensive am I as a middle schooler?” First step is to brainstorm all the costs associated with being a middle schooler. This student has begun figuring out just how expensive he is!
Check out some of the inquiry projects grade 6 students are doing in math class. Students are able to pursue their own interests and use mathematics being learned in the classroom to answer their own questions. Continue reading “Great Math Inquiry Projects!”