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Part A

Observing Student Problem Solving
  Introduction | Making "Ominos" | Student Work | Questions and Answers | Student Work Reflection | Observe a Classroom | Classroom Practice | Your Journal

 
 

Now let's look at how a pair of middle school students solved a problem involving hexominos.


Instructions

Students made their own hexominos and then were asked this question: Which of the hexominos you constructed can be folded to make a cube? Which cannot make a cube?


Here's how one pair of middle school students responded. As you look at their solutions, think about questions you would like to ask them.


These will not make a cube:


hexomino no cube

These will make a cube:


hexomino cube


next  Questions one might ask these students

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