Holiday problem to discuss
Submitted by BrookeIstas on December 6, 2017 - 10:08am
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Since last month's problem didn't spark any discussion, I hope this one does. This problem uses area models to arrive at a solution. This is a great strategy to get the brain engaged and to help learners to think visually about mathematics, which is the approach that Dr. Jo Boaler, author of Mathematical Mindsets , recommends most for improving math understanding.
source: here is a link to the problem to print out: http://bit.ly/2B6d420
Let's discuss what do you notice and wonder, FIRST about this problem and not just the solution.