FOCUS ON STUDENT THINKING: ENGAGE & REFLECT (FOSTER)
pAST foster learnings
The Spaghetti Challenge
Pass through every square with one spaghetti noodle, making sure to always:
Move to an adjacent square that is above, below, to the right or left of the square
Choose the square with the smallest value, when there is a choice
Only move through open squares that haven’t been passed through before
We explored a counting task about diagonals of ever-enlarging squares, and identified questions for future exploration and possible extensions.
A Sorting Problem
We explored a sorting problem that had us searching for patterns, and then challenged our thinking as we learned more.