This reflection comes from Connor, who enacted @gfletchy‘s task Array-bow of Colors with 5th graders this past spring. My instructional goal for this lesson was to have students make the connection between repeated addition and multiplication while solving a problem. Students worked towards …

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  Amanda is teaching 5th grade this semester at a local elementary school and recently got to enact the Final Lap task (created by Graham Fletcher) with her students.  Note that Amanda changed the finishing times of the NASCAR cars to minutes, and …

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On 3/3/17, I was able to work with an outstanding group of 5th graders at a local elementary school on one of my favorite 3-act tasks by Graham Fletcher – The Apple. The Apple gets students thinking about division as …

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