Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge 12 Days of Christmas - Section 2: Concept Development

 

As you can see in my video reflection, this was a really fun problem. My students really enjoyed wrestling with this problem.   Math Practice 3 is the strength of this lesson as students talk about strategies and findings through out the lesson.  Another reason I like this problem is because it really connects to students prior knowledge about addition and multiplication.  Some students want to make a long list of addition problems,while others figure out that they can use multiplication instead of repeated addition.  

This is a very engaging problem and one that I will continue to use around the holidays. 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas

Unit 7: Division with Whole Numbers
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: SWBAT investigate cumulative numbers with a holiday song and solve a multi-step problem.

Big Idea: In this fun holiday themed lesson, students review multiplication and algebraic thinking in order to find out how many gifts are given in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, holiday activity, problem solving, algabraic thinking, multiplication, Operations
  50 minutes
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