Rather than just learn about a cell and then pass a test, students were given the opportunity to learn about the CELL as a system and then compare it to a system of their choosing. They were able to use their knowledge of a cell to improve the functioning of their system. Read more… “Innovative solution to improve the IPAD!”→
This student was inspired by the simplicity of the CELL as a system and chose to try and reduce the complexity of a prosthetic arm system. He is designing affordable and easy to make prosthetic arms out of cardboard and plastic syringes!
This Grade 6 student is trying to use the structure of the cell membrane and cellulose to try and find a solution to the “pop off” problem in the Rubrics Cube.
When students see that math 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.