On Friday, students in Division 2 were posed with a big problem:
Your mother has sent you to go get ice cream cones for the whole family, all 5 of you, only, you can't remember who ordered what! You're pretty sure some people ordered chocolate, and some ordered strawberry, but you don't remember how many of each!
Students set to work on figuring out how many different orders they could make at the ice cream store, knowing they had to bring back enough for 5 people and that chocolate and strawberry were the flavours their family requested.
In groups of 3 and 4, we worked together to brainstorm possible solutions, record our ideas, and share our ideas with the class. We had fun working with coloured chalk on the giant chalkboard, recording our work with whiteboard markers, writing on the smartboard, and solving our problems on the windows!
Check out our brilliant minds at work!
|We talked to each other to share our ideas.|
|We all got to share our thinking.|
|We used words and pictures to record our solutions.|
|We took turns sharing our materials.|
Leave us a comment:
What combination of chocolate and strawberry would you order for your family at the ice cream store?
How many combinations can you think of?
What did you like about our problem-solving Friday?