We kicked off this amazing math year with fun group work this first week of school.
As simple at the activity may have originally seemed, it proved to be more challenging (in a positive and productive way) for the students in six, seven, and eight. #dontstealthestruggle
The activity is called “Number Trouble” by Sara VanDerWerf. Students have to work collaboratively as a group to find all 100 numbers, and by finding the appropriate solutions, but in order (1, 2, 3, 4…99, 100)
Modelling appropriate and positive group work at the beginning of the year is a fantastic and meaningful way to develop positive and growth mindsets around math, as well as building student confidence in their own abilities and that of the group in which they are participating.
Great first week everyone!