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
You can check out this video with examples and further explanation here.
Use Mathigon Polypad as a tool to explore an open-ended task about minimizing perimeter. We displayed everyone's learnings in a "knowledge feed" and we reflected on what made it a low-floor task.
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.