Reflection: Post It Note Towers - Section 2: Concept development


This was a very fun lesson for students and myself.  I am so excited for this school year.  Their excitement about the lesson was contagious and I found myself smiling all day long.  I am really excited to convince them and let them feel and see how math is beautiful and it's everywhere.  This lesson allowed me to see very quickly who my dominant personalities are.  Based on this lesson and from observations through out the day, I think I have one boy that I will really try to connect with.  He seems to crave attention and also does quite a bit of negative self talk. I love this activity because the students get so involved in the task, they are truly able to be themselves.  This gives me much insight into who they are. 

 You can hear more about this lesson by watching this video reflection.



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Post It Note Towers

Unit 1: Getting to Know You- First Days of School
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: Students will be able to create group work guidelines.

Big Idea: Teamwork is a strategy to solve problems and students must learn to work together in this lesson in order to build a post it note tower.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, group work, engineering, STEM
  45 minutes
post it note tower
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