EY Strategy-Checkerboard

We are wrapping up our quarter long study on stratgies.
This week we worked on problem sovling strategies and
worked through a problem using a few different strategies.

“Let’s count all the squares on the checkerboard.”Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 10.54.29 PM Screen shot 2013-10-04 at 1.36.43 PM

This is a classic problem, and we looked at how
to solve it using drawings, using patterns,
solving a simplier problem,
and also how to solve variations of this type
of problem that may pop up on math contests.

You can work through this problem using manipulatives @
Cynthia Lanius Math Page

Each child then chose a word problem,
solved the probelem, and started working on a Keynote
to explain the problem solving process.

We will finish these up next week and they
will be posted on the EY webpage. I will send you the link when we are done!

I have collected many problem solving websites and posted them on blackboard.
I also sent home a Math Olympiad as a practice opportunity.
Our first Math Olympiad will be in November.

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Math Olympiads Website



Have a good weekend.



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