Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Save Dave! Decomposing 4 - Section 1: Attention Grabber/Introduction

 

This is honestly my favorite kind of lesson to teach.  I love when things can be problem-based and open-ended… and even require teamwork!  I don’t come up with lessons like this often enough, but when I do, I can’t help but smile.  Here’s the best part:  99% of the time when my class tries something for the first time, it’s a crash & burn experience.  This lesson was not a total flop!  Hallelujah!

I would use this lesson after Christmas again, but I would be sure to save the green Hershey’s kisses.  (I actually had to buy Valentine’s kisses because clearance Christmas candy was sold out by the time I came up with this idea.)  If I had green and red candies, every picture of a Hershey’s kiss would be colored, as opposed to the white (plain) kisses on the recording sheets representing the silver candies.  It would just be a little easier in terms of the recording. 

So, next year, I will hit the after-Christmas clearance sales to buy a bag of clearance kisses for this lesson.

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Save Dave! Decomposing 4

Unit 10: Decomposing Numbers
Lesson 3 of 12

Objective: SWBAT work with a group to solve a problem & illustrate the different combinations for 4.

Big Idea: This is a problem-solving, group based activity that illustrates a real-world reason to find different number combinations for 4.

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