Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Create Your Own Game (Days 1 - 3) - Section 3: Create Games


The majority of the students were successful in writing questions with the small steps from one type up to the next.  Slowly increasing the complexity gave the students the support needed and broke the task into smaller, easier to manage chunks.

 I found that not all of my students were able to write the different types of questions.  Some students were very challenged by the writing of word problems, but could easily create the performance tasks.  Other students were only able to write simple answers or up to the comparison level.  

I noticed some of the students relied on other students to help write their questions, and other students just skipped over the task.  It was during the review and feedback section of the questions by their peers this was noticed and determined.  When some of the students were stuck, I also had them use resources from within the classroom as well as the K-5 Math Teaching Resources website to complete their questions.  I didn't want them to become frustrated with this. The goal is to increase their capacity, and that's something that can take more time and practice for some students.  

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Create Your Own Game (Days 1 - 3)

Unit 8: Review for Testing
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT create their own math board game.

Big Idea: Students review concepts learned throughout the year by developing and creating their own board game. Peers review the games and questions on the second day.

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Math, review, Writing in Math, word problems, division, multiplication, perimeter, area model, fractions
  90 minutes
board games
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