 Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum                      Applying Problem Solving  Introduction | Sharing Cookies | Problem Reflection | Classroom Practice | Problem Solving in Action | Classroom Checklist | Your Journal    Reflect on the following questions about the problem-solving aspect of the Sharing Cookies activity: How is this lesson different from typical introductory fraction lessons? How is the mental process for solving this problem different from the hands-on processes students used in this activity? How is the standard paper-and-pencil method of dividing related to modeling the problem with paper cookies? How is it different? What is the value of having students explore the new concept through problem solving? Circles are often difficult for children to subdivide into equal parts, other than halves or quarters. How might it be easier to use a rectangle to represent one unit and to then make equal fractional parts? Are there any additional strategies that can be used to solve this problem?  Watch a class tackle this problem       Teaching Math Home | Grades 3-5 | Problem Solving | Site Map | © |        