Reflection: Rigor Solving Problems involving Volumes of Solids - Section 2: Transfer Problems


Like many schools, ours is dealing with the issue of not having Common Core textbooks. That said, we have an older book and our book is pretty good. It has high level problems. But there's always room for more rigor. The extra rigor I added in this case was not in the form of higher level math but rather in the problem solving aspect. For example, I added aspects to the problems that would force students to use basic number sense and proportional reasoning, or to consider the physical dynamics of particular situations.  This proved to be a challenge for many students, which again confirmed for me that is legitimate to have MP1 be the first standard of math practice. Students need experience with problem-solving.

  Putting the problem in problem-solving
  Rigor: Putting the problem in problem-solving
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Solving Problems involving Volumes of Solids

Unit 11: Measurement and Dimension
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT solve complex problems involving volumes of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres.

Big Idea: This is where it all comes together...In this lesson, students use skills they've gained over the course of the year to solve complex and challenging problems.

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