The grade 5 math teachers have a room each day dedicated to solving rich tasks. Students have choice in the problem they want to solve and use their understandings gained from workshops to apply it to real-world problems. They collaborate with each other and get messy with math! The level of engagement of the students was awesome to see and hear!
Lots of learning happening on the Grade 5 floor! The teachers and students are piloting a workshop model approach to learning math. Among the 4 classrooms, there were students leading math workshops on multiplication, teacher led exploration about perimeter and area using blocks, students outside adding decimals using base 10 blocks and small group instruction. Best part was the level of engagement, student agency and POSITIVE ENERGY!!!!!!
5.21 + 4.32 = 9.53
Using building cubes, students are exploring relationships between perimeter and area
Students leading a workshop on multiplication
Students working in small group instruction building decimal addition understanding
In the grade 6 classroom, students were asked to answer the following question:
They had to use evidence to support their answer. The class turned into a wonderful “What affects gravity?”